The Winter Olympics in Sochi are over - and hosts Russia came back from a weak start to top the medals table. On Sunday evening Sochi said goodbye to the world with a lavish closing ceremony.
Calgary voters have clearly rejected the idea of bidding to host a second Winter Olympics in the Canadian city. If you can't sell the Games to Calgary, the Olympics are in serious trouble, writes DW's Chuck Penfold.
Calgary's citizens have decided to not endorse the city's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. The vote was a major blow to the IOC, which is now left with only two bids to host the event.
Becoming an Olympic host city was long considered a crowning achievement. That is no longer the case as voters reject shouldering the considerable expense involved. Most recently, voters in Calgary, Canada, said no.
Just days after Stockholm was confirmed as a candidate to host the 2026 Olympics, the city's bid is in doubt. Stockholm had been the clear favorite, ahead of Calgary and a joint bid from Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
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