2018 Bid Cities – Munich, PyeongChang

Munich 2018’s national partner BMW Group added to the bid committee’s Green Car Pool when it delivered a BMW ActiveHybridx6 to the bid committee’s office. The committee’s first hybrid car joins the Efficient Dynamics fleet and MINI E electric cars in the Green Car Pool, which Munich 2018 says demonstrates its dedication to hosting environmentally friendly Games in 2018.

The ActiveHybrid X6 combines the concept of environmental friendliness with exceptional sporting performance – an ideal mode of transport to promote the priorities of Munich’s bid, said a press release.

The BMW Group will also support Munich 2018 in mobility during the 2018 Games in its Candidature File planning.

PyeongChang 2018 announced Tuesday that the construction of practice facilities for sledding sports events (bobsleigh, luge, skeleton) have been completed.

The new facilities include a bobsleigh-skeleton starting track (120m long, 3m wide), one luge starting track (110m long, 1.5m wide) and one venue that accommodates athlete locker rooms and a video analysis room that can help measure performances.

The facilities were completed within one year with an investment of one billion South Korean Won, (about $850,000). The project received technical advice from experts around the world including the International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation (FIBT) Skeleton Director Heinz Thoma.

DoBong Ha, Secretary General of PyeongChang 2018 said, “the investment we have made to build these new sledding sports facilities shows PyeongChang’s commitment to staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2018, and that we are delivering on our promises to the IOC and the Olympic Family. This investment will also provide us with the momentum to inspire more young people to participate in sledding disciplines, help develop their skills, and grow further interest in winter sports”.