Alberta withdraws bid to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games

The Canadian province of Alberta has withdrawn its support for a bid centered around Calgary/Edmonton to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games.

The news comes a little over two weeks after the Australia State of Victoria pulled out of hosting the 2026 Games.

Alberta’s tourism minister, Joseph Schow, said that cost was behind the decision.

The announcement was blow for the embattled Commonwealth Games Federation after Hamilton, Ontario, which hosted the inaugural games in 1930, suspended its bid and Victoria withdrew as 2026 host due to projected cost overruns.

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association Christopher Samuda, while suggesting this is a blow, believes the Commonwealth Games remains resilient. 


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