Olympic Wintergames 2018



Munich is  a candidate for the Olympic Winter Games in 2018.  See http://www.muenchen2018.org/en


In the framework of the bidding the city organized for the second time  a wintersports festival in the Olympic Park.  The visitors had the possibility to try out all kinds of wintersports such as icehockey,  iceskating, figureskating, skiing, skeleton, snowboard,  biathlon, curling. Presentation of the sports as well as competitions were also on the program. It was a lot of fun, especially for the kids. See http://www.jugendsport-foto.de/Wintersport.htm



The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships began Tuesday in  Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the proposed location for the Munich 2018 Snow  Park should  Munich host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.


The event  takes place just three weeks before the International Olympic  Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission visits Munich 2011 March 1 to 4  to inspect the city's bid.


The fantastic opening ceremony showcased the  potential of Munich 2018's Festival of Friendship concept with live  music (including opera, rock and traditional Bavarian folk music), 1,300  volunteers, and a crowd filling the Olympic Ski Snow Park.


The other two candidates for the ganes are Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Annecy, France. The election of the host city will be on July 6 during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa.

February, 2011