The governments of Canada and Alberta will support Calgary in creating a bid corporation for a possible 2026 Winter Games bid.
The three levels of government made the announcement Thursday in a joint press release.
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi repeatedly said a bid can’t happen without financial backing of the provincial and federal governments.
The city wanted a three-way split on the cost of a bid estimated to be $30 million.
The International Olympic Committee will invite interested cities to bid in October with the winning bid unveiled in September, 2019.
Calgary was the host city of the 1988 Winter Olympics.
The Canadian Press