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Alberta Pulls The Pin On 2030 Commonwealth Games Bid

Alberta, the Canadian province, has pulled out its bid to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Sport Canada said it has been informed by the Alberta government it would cease bidding efforts as the $2.68 billion price tag is too expensive for taxpayers.

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“We believe the recent decision by the Victorian government to withdraw from the 2026 Commonwealth Games was a significant factor in Alberta’s decision, as well as an over-dependence on taxpayers’ support for the planning and delivery of the Games,” a statement from Commonwealth Sport Canada said.

“Commonwealth Sport Canada is profoundly disappointed in Alberta Government’s decision but respects their right to make this decision.”

Alberta was considering a joint bid for the Games, with events to be hosted in provincial capital Edmonton and nearby Calgary.

The Tsuut’ina Nation and Enoch Cree Nation were also expected to host competitions and events over the proposed 11 days.

Alberta pulling out has sparked even more concerns for the future of the event.

As it stands, the 2026 event still has no host city, following the Victorian Government pulling out of hosting the Games, while it seems the only other bid for the 2030 games is also in Canada.

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