Munich 2018 Bid Underway

Munich’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games took a step forward after the bid committee officially approved Munich 2018’s mini bid book at a General Assembly of the bid committee and its partners in sport, government and commerce.

The document to be presented to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next March focuses on eight separate subject areas.

Thomas Bach, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB), expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the meeting. He said, “the foundations of the mini bid book are now in place and I am convinced we will present the IOC with an excellent initial set of application documents”.

Munich 2018 head Willy Bogner added, “we now have four months to produce a persuasive bid book that meets international guidelines. But it is important that we should take the population of Munich, our region and Germany with us on the way and answer people’s questions and concerns as they arise”.

The framework document had previously been approved by Munich City Council, emphasising the broad-based support for the application.

Munich’s Lord Mayor Christian Ude said, “the very good reason for the approval is that the Winter Games offer the perfect stage on which to shine internationally, through a sporting event based on an environmentally friendly concept”.