Carmaker BMW has agreed to provide Munich’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games with three to five million Euros. The carmaker will provide vehicles and other assistance as well as cash during the 2009 to 2011 application phase.
Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of the State of Bavaria said, “I’m delighted that BMW, a flagship business of Munich and Bavaria with an international reputation, is giving its backing to Munich’s bid for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. I would like to thank BMW Chairman Dr. Reithofer personally for the company’s substantial contribution towards the bid both financially and in other forms.
“In order to bring the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to Munich we need support on a national level, but also the backing and clear endorsement of important players here in the city. Through its tremendous support, BMW is once again showing its willingness to take on social responsibility. With sport, politics, industry and the public all pulling in the same direction we have every chance of welcoming the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to Munich”.
The vote for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games host city takes place July 2011.