Kent Hehr

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Kent Hehr

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Calgary Centre

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CBC: Kent Hehr was born in Calgary and thinks the 1988 host would benefit from doing it again

This clipping is originally from a featured article on the CBC.

As Canada’s minister of sport and persons with disabilities, Hehr is working behind the scenes, looking into what Calgary needs to move forward with a bid.

“I know an Olympic bid, deep in my heart, would be something that would be extraordinary,” Hehr said in an interview with CBC Sports. “But you have to balance it in a real way.”

“We’re always excited when communities like Calgary are thinking about putting their hat in the ring about bringing the Olympic Games to this nation,” said Hehr, who assumed the minister of sport job in August.

A couple of weeks ago Hehr wrote to Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and city council, asking for more details surrounding a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

“We want to know what the benefits are and what was to be expected to at least ensure that they know our door is open,” Hehr said.

Hehr said he has people in his cabinet office working with city staff, gathering as many details as possible “so we’re ready and able to proceed. I just need more information from city council.”

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/calgary-olympic-bid-kent-hehr-minister-sport-1.4427718