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Old Posted Feb 12, 2021, 7:26 PM
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They are waiting for Queen's Park decision, yea or nay for 2026 Games. It was in the news about a week ago. A decision is suppose to happen any day now.
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My understanding was that 2026 isn't possible (because the province won't fund for that year, due to the soccer World Cup) and they had to talk about the idea of a 2027 event with the Commonwealth Games Federation.

CBC story from Nov 5, 2020: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamil...%20governments.
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Hamilton’s Commonwealth Games bid is in ‘abeyance’ while province mulls position

Posted February 8, 2021 12:31 pm
https://globalnews.ca/news/7627292/h...ulls-position/

The ball remains in the province’s court as it relates to Hamilton’s potential bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

A letter sent to city council from the Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games Bid Corp. says its efforts remain in “abeyance” as it “awaits confirmation of a provincial position.”

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The province seems to like to leave us hanging, on a number of things.
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Victoria bid proposal could cost Hamilton its chance at Commonwealth Games
https://www.thespec.com/sports/hamil...lth-games.html

By Steve Milton
The Hamilton Spectator
Thu., Feb. 25, 2021

Could a new proposal from Victoria, B.C. cost Hamilton its chance at hosting the Commonwealth Games?

And not just Hamilton’s heartily-debated pivoted bid for 2026 (now more likely aimed at 2027), but even the centenary 2030 Games which has more local sentimental support?

“On the surface it would sound like a yes,” says Brian MacPherson, CEO of Commonwealth Sports Canada, the Games’ national overseer.

But, MacPherson added, the CSG is still committed to Hamilton — which hosted the original event in 1930 as the British Empire Games — as the Canadian bidder for 2030. Also, with nothing official yet from Victoria, they’re still in for 2026-27 here and for months have worked closely with the Commonwealth Games Federation which had asked Hamilton’s private, volunteer, bid group to make that abrupt shift.

That could all change if Victoria can make this a provincial government funding-commitment race, and win it.

The international federation’s constitution currently advises against any one region, let alone one country, hosting back-to-back Commonwealth Games.

In an opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun David Black, chair of Victoria’s ultimately abandoned bid for the 2022 Games, wrote that his group proposes a budget of $1 billion to host a regionalized 2026 Games, which includes sports in Vancouver and nearby. He suggested it won’t cost the municipalities any of their own money.

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