New Venue For Munich 2018

Munich 2018 has named a new venue for the Olympic and Paralympic biathlon and cross-country skiing competitions, Schwaiganger Ranch, located in the town of Ohistadt, 23 km from the Snow Village which will house all the athletes competing in alpine and Nordic competitions.

Willy Bogner, CEO of Munich 2018 said, “our core concern is creating the best possible conditions for athletes. They must be able to experience the unique atmosphere of an Olympic Village and at the same time have quick, easy access to the venues.

“The Schwaiganger Ranch complies with all the technical requirements from the IOC and the International Federations; it meets the stringent environmental standards that we have imposed on ourselves, as well as offering a spectacularly beautiful natural setting with a wide range of slopes. With great skiing conditions and excellent transport infrastructure, it is the perfect place for winter sports fans to enjoy top class competition. In the Schwaiganger Ranch we have found the ideal venue for our Nordic Centre”.

The Nordic Centre will still be a temporary venue, as in the original bid concept, and will be dismantled after the Winter Games, ensuring the impact on the environment and local citizens will be minimized, according to a Munich 2018 press release.