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Sport Calgary – CALGARY, Alberta — Sport Calgary joins with Calgary Sport Tourism Authority to celebrate Calgary’s placement on the shortlist of cities contending for the “Ultimate Sports City” Award. The nomination and shortlisting is a testament to the work that Calgary Sport Tourism has done and continues to do to establish Calgary as a destination for sport. Calgary is competing with nine other cities for the designation, including London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York and Tokyo.

“This recognition is well-deserved”, said Murray Sigler, Executive Director and CEO of Sport Calgary, “both for Calgary and for the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority, whose tireless work makes Calgary a perennial destination for national and international sport events.”

In addition to being one of the ten finalists for Ultimate Sports City, Calgary is also shortlisted in several other awards categories.

The last time Sport Business held the awards was in 2014, when Calgary was designated Canada’s Ultimate Sports City (5th globally), and won world’s Best “Small” Sport City. Calgary was the only city shortlisted in all ten awards categories that year, including Hosting, Event Strategy, Sports Tourism, and Legacy.

We look forward to the announcement of this year’s winners in April at the SportAccord Convention in Lausanne, Switzerland

For more information please contact Fraser Tingle, Communications Specialist, at
or 403.387.7772 ext.1
About Sport Calgary
  • Sport Calgary is a volunteer non-profit society, representing sport in 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.