Hundreds of fans and Munich 2018 sports ambassadors, as well as sponsors and partners, will join Horst Seehofer, Prime Minister of Bavaria, on a flight to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Durban, South Africa next month, where the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be selected.
Also in Durban will be Christian Wulff, Germany’s Head of State.
The high-profile bid delegation will be led by Katarina Witt, two-time Olympic champion and Chair of Munich 2018, Thomas Bach, Olympic champion and President of the Germany Olympic Sports Confederation, and Bernhard Schwank, CEO of the Munich 2018 Bid Committee.
Witt said, “Munich 2018 has had a strong team working towards this day for two years now, and we want to show the immense support we have received from every echelon of society, especially the athletes, right up to the final day in Durban. We are delighted that so many sports ambassadors, partners and fans are coming to Durban to support us on site; this shows once again that we are truly a bid by athletes for athletes”.
The fan group will take part in a city tour and visit the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban on July 5, followed by a Festival of Friendship celebration on July 6 in German House.