A decision on whether the Ontario Government will back a bid from Hamilton to host the Commonwealth Games is expected shortly, it was claimed by the head of the group lobbying for the Canadian city to host the event.
The Hamilton 2026 Bid Committee is to "defer to the province" after the Ontario Government ruled out supporting a bid from Hamilton to host the Commonwealth Games before 2027, but began dialogue with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).
Ontario’s Minister of Heritage and Sport Lisa MacLeod has announced that she will back a bid from Hamilton for the Commonwealth Games - but not until 2027.
Redeemer University would support the construction of a multi-sport venue for Hamilton 2026 and would cover operating costs after the Commonwealth Games.
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The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) says no discussions have taken place over moving the 2026 edition of the Commonwealth Games to 2027.
The Hamilton Bid Committee is "hopeful and optimistic" that staging the Commonwealth Games in 2026 remains a possibility, despite the office of the Ontario Premier encouraging the organisation to instead pursue hosting the event at a later date.
Hamilton is continuing to struggle for official backing from key politicians to support its bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games in the run-up to a crucial meeting tomorrow.
Shooting events will not be included in the Commonwealth Games if Hamilton’s bid to stage the 2026 edition proves successful in its current form.
A study commissioned by the Hamilton 2026 Bid Committee says that staging the Games would contribute between CAD300 million (£176 million/$224 million/€193 million) and CAD374 million (£219 million/$279 million/€240 million) to the city's gross domestic product.
The Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games bid team has announced that one of the longest-serving public servants in the city, Nancy DiGregorio, has joined its movement.
Hamilton 2026 has admitted it will miss a Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) deadline to secure commitment from municipal, provincial and federal partners due to the "magnitude of the work being undertaken".
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) chief executive David Grevemberg has suggested the organisation will be willing to give Hamilton 2026 more time to secure the required Government support if it has seen enough progress by the initial deadline.
Certain members of a Hamilton City Council committee made abundantly clear their opposition to the pivot from a bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games to the 2026 edition of the event during a key meeting last week.
Hamilton Mayor throws doubt over 2026 Commonwealth Games bid after warning it will not be bound by CGF deadline
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger has warned the Canadian city will work to "its own timelines" in deciding whether to formally support a bid to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.