Munich 2018’s presentation at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly in Acapulco, Mexico Thursday, featured a recorded video message from German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying the National Olympic Committees and their athletes are at the core of Munich 2018’s “innovative Winter Games concept”.
Merkel pledged in the video “the bid has the full support and good will of the German Government. We want to reach out to all of our guests and welcome the world most warmly to Germany”.
Katarina Witt, Chair of Munich 2018 said, “the events we stage are always filled with that rare, alpine atmosphere that athletes love: the atmosphere that gives them that last little kick to perform maybe better than ever. Our goal is to create a Festival of Friendship for the Winter Games that sparks as much magic outside the stadium as it does on the field of play”.
Witt guaranteed that Munich 2018 would “lift the Winter Games to a new level of global excitement and give athletes and teams – and guests from around the world – the finest possible experience in a great city at the Games”.