A joint Munich 2018 bid office was opened Tuesday in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where Munich 2018’s alpine events would be held.
Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, officially opened the bid office along with Munich 2018 CEO Willy Bogner, and the town’s mayor Thomas Schmid.
The decision to open the joint office was unanimously made April 16 at the General Assembly of Stakeholders for Munich 2018 for the citizens of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Oberammergau. According to a press release the office will enable locals to ask questions and get actively involved in Munich’s 2018 bid. Seehoffer said he believes the Olympic bid office will be an invaluable resource.
He said, “by opening the office we want to encourage the people of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Oberammergau to submit suggestions for the Munich 2018 Olympic bid. We look forward to a positive exchange of ideas and we are sure that we will receive inspiration for the bid”.
Mayor Schmid said, “we are pleased to have made it possible for the local population to get involved with our bid to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games”.
Willy Bogner, CEO of Munich 2018 added, “as chief executive, I have always been keen to talk to the people on the ground. We have held numerous meetings in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and organized several informative events so far. However, now the new Olympic bid office provides a permanent opportunity for citizens to ask questions and put forward their own ideas”.