The German Olympic Committee (DOSB) voted unanimously in favour of Munich bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German Minister of the Interior, said, “the State, the region, and the German sporting movement want to organize the 2018 Olympic so we now need to get our bid as strong as possible. We have no cause to think this bid will fail”, he told the German sports agency.
But Schaeuble warned against complacency and said the emphasis must be to submit as strong a bid as possible.
Germany is expected to spend about $43 million on its bid.
Should Munich host the 2018 Games it will be spread across three sites. Munich would host the ice events including figure skating and ice hockey; Garmish-Partenkirchen, host of the 1936 Winter Olympics, would stage the snow events; and the luge, bobsleigh and skeleton events would take place in Schoenau.
Germany hosted the 1972 Summer Olympic Games and if this bid were successful it would be the first city to host both winter and summer events.