Munich Will Bid For the 2022 Winter Olympics

Munich, Germany intends to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, but before a bid goes ahead, it’s intentions must be supported by a referendum to be held November 10, four days before the deadline for submitting official bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The German Olympic Sports Confederation approved a concept which The Associated Press reports is based mostly on Munich’s unsuccessful bid for the 2018 Games which were awarded to PyeongChang, South Korea.

Munich would host indoor ice sports, such as figure skating, while Garmisch-Partenkirchen would stage the Alpine events. Biathlon and cross-country would take place in Ruhpolding and sliding events in Koenigssee. All the venues are within a two-hour drive from Munich.

Should Munich be elected to host the 2022 Games it would be the first city to have been awarded both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

The only other official 2022 bid city is Almaty, Kazakhstan, but other European cities have expressed an interest in bidding for the 2022 Games.