A potential bid may not face a lot of competition. Quebec City and Boston dropped out last year. No other cities in North America are in the running, so Calgary could be a shoo-in. But at what cost?
And forget about the “legacy” facilities. The biggest “legacy” from the last Calgary Olympics was a rent-free, FREE NHL arena for the Flames. Really.
The biggest “legacy” from a 2016 Calgary Olympics would be another FREE NHL arena for the Flames.