The City of Edmonton, the Edmonton 2022 Bid Committee and Commonwealth Games Canada released a statement Tuesday saying they will instead focus on a bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games
The statement said the Alberta provincial government has had its finances significantly affected by a drop in world oil prices since Edmonton announced its intention to bid.
Bid Chairman Reg Milley was quoted as saying; "In light of this, we determined that we could not in good conscious put forth our bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games."
The Commonwealth Games is a multi-sports event for athletes from countries that formed the former British Empire.
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