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Munich 2018 Winter Olympics bid

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 00:54

July 6 - Munich's Olympics bid team presents to the International Olympic Committee in Durban ahead of the vote to decide the host of the 2018 Winter Games. (Rough cut only - no reporter narration.)

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ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION. Germany's Munich, bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, told the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday that the city would do an excellent job if given the opportunity because of a long standing passion for winter sports. The IOC will select the winning bid later on Wednesday with South Korea's Pyeongchang, bidding for the third straight time, and France's Annecy also in the running. "Creating such a friendly, personal, indeed magical atmosphere needs a stage beyond the borders of an Olympic village," German's Olympic Confederation President Thomas Bach said during the presentation. Munich, vying to become the first city to host both Summer and Winter Games, also emphasised sustainability, stressing the 1972 Games Olympic Park would be a strong feature of the 2018 Games should the Bavarian capital win the vote.

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Munich 2018 Winter Olympics bid

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 - 00:54