Originally Posted by J.OT13
Wow, a city that rivals Ottawa for its lack of action. Remember when they droped out of the 2014 Commonwealth games after winning the bid in 2008?
Wow, really? That's sad and a wasted opportunity
Yeah really----the worst part was that there were other Canadian Cities that put in a bid to be the Canadian entrant in the competiton for the games.
Ottawa was one of them--and it could of meant a fix to the stadium issue in Ottawa if we won as you had to have or build a decent stadium for soccer etc for the games. Probably would have got some fed and/or prov money to help out as it is an international event.
Well Halifax won the right to be the Cdn. entrant and a few months later got cold feet, saying they would have to spend more than originally thought for facilities, including a stadium, and did not want to risk it. They withdrew and it was to late to put together a new Canadian bid for the games. We all lost out.