Sport Calgary Congratulates Scott Hutcheson on Selection as Chair of 2026 Bid Corporation

CALGARY, Alberta — Sport Calgary congratulates Scott Hutcheson on being named Chair of Calgary’s bid corporation for the 2026 Olympic Games.

“Sport Calgary is pleased to see the selection of a talented local leader for this important position,” said Murray Sigler, CEO. “Mr. Hutcheson brings extensive knowledge of Calgary’s sport community through his work with WinSport and Winterstart.”

“A Calgary 2026 bid would face unique challenges and opportunities, and therefore it is important that any potential bid is broadly supported by informed Calgarians,” continued Mr. Sigler. “Sport Calgary has been supportive of the bid exploration process to date and the City of Calgary’s commitment to public engagement.”

As an independent voice for sport in Calgary, Sport Calgary looks forward to supporting these public engagement efforts that will occur in the coming months.

About Sport Calgary

Sport Calgary is a volunteer non-profit society, representing sport in the city of Calgary. Sport Calgary is a full Civic Partner of the City of Calgary. As an advocate of sport, we strive to assist, support and influence the growth of sport in Calgary by: 

•         Playing a lead role in the implementation of the Calgary Civic Sport Policy, and ensuring it continues to create a vision for sport in Calgary from introductory to high performance levels

•         Continually identifying and assessing the needs of the sport community and facility stakeholders

•         Encouraging development and enhancement of appropriate facilities and the efficient utilization of current facilities

•         Fostering collaboration within the sport community and coordination of resources amongst stakeholders to develop and enhance facilities

•         Increasing the profile of sport in Calgary, and advocating the values and benefits of sport

•         Facilitating education and training opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and volunteers

•         Acting as a resource for sport organizations

•         Encouraging the hosting of sport events and sport tourism in Calgary


David Benson