On day one of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Evaluation Commission’s inspection of Annecy 2018 there were presentations covering the themes of Vision, Legacy and Communications, the overall Games Concept, Sports and Sites, the Paralympic Games, Olympic Villages, Environment and Meteorology, and Accommodations and Transport.
Both the Annecy and Chamonix hubs will host ice and snow competitions in venues in the heart of Annecy and in the resorts.
Pamilla Wilberg, Vice President of Annecy 2018 and a legendary alpine skier said, “I have experienced four Olympic Games, but the most memorable were the Lillehammer Games. Annecy is the only place I have ever found the same compact, intimate feel”.
According to a press release, Annecy 2018 said it aims to prepare for the future “by promoting a sustainable approach to the Winter Games, with more eco-friendly infrastructures and eco-resorts, and by leaving the region a unique legacy of expertise and sports infrastructures which will become a part of its economic development and inspire young people around the world to get involved in sports”.
Thursday the evaluation commission will visit La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand.