Formerly known as the Calgary Olympic Development Association (CODA), WinSport was founded in 1956 to bid on behalf of Calgary to host an Olympic Winter Games. CODA successfully won the bid from the International Olympic Committee on Sept. 30, 1981, for Calgary to become the host city for the XV Olympic Winter Games in 1988.
Following the Olympics in 1988 and benefitting from endowment funds left for the Games’ legacy, CODA has evolved into a new vision for Canadian winter sport, with the transition to WinSport. Through WinSport, the legacy of the 1988 Games is not only thriving, but leading edge.
The organization built new facilities and operated, maintained and rejuvenated the facilities from the Games and is committed to supporting Canadian athletes for generations to come with the creation of the world’s leading Winter Sports Institute. Learn more about WinSport's Contribution to Sport.