Edmonton eyes bid for 2022 Commonwealth Games

City of Champions sign as cars drive by on Calgary Trail Sunday afternoon. (DOREEN THUNDER/QMI...

City of Champions sign as cars drive by on Calgary Trail Sunday afternoon. (DOREEN THUNDER/QMI AGENCY)

Catherine Griwkowsky, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 5:40 PM ET

The city of Edmonton is officially competing to get the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Alberta has signed off on a letter of intent from the city in a bid to host the games, joining Durban, South Africa.

“Our city's successful history as a great event host city started with the 1978 Commonwealth Games. Hosting the games in 2022 will demonstrate to the world how much Edmonton has evolved and reflect the Commonwealth Games Federation's confidence in our city,” says Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson.


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