World Cup Venue Boosts Munich 2018 Bid

Munich’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will get a boost when a key venue for its bid, Koenigssee’s artificial ice track, hosts Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup events January 8-10.

The skeleton competition takes place Friday while on Saturday and Sunday the world’s leading bobsleigh competitors will race down the 1.2 kilometre tack.

Willy Bogner, CEO of Munich 2018 said, “we are very proud that Koenigssee, one of Munich 2018’s iconic venues, is hosting this World Cup. Our use of the artificial ice track underscores the bid’s focus on integrating world class existing venues with new-build facilities.

“We will only build venues when there is a long-term, sustainable need to do so. This combination of traditional and new winter sports facilities validates our Games concept which combines the best possible facilities with ecological compatibility”.

According to a press release a Munich 2018 team will promote the bid at the Koenigssee event and will also be at the Biathlon World Cup event in Oberhof this weekend.