POSTED: July 9th 2010
NewsUpdate

Munich 2018 revamps board to lead German Olympic bid

New Munich team (L to R) Jurgen Buhl, Katrin Merkel, Willy Bogner, Steffi Klein, Stefan Bruckner, Andreas Weinberger, Jochen Farber / Image: Munich 2018
New Munich team (L to R) Jurgen Buhl, Katrin Merkel, Willy Bogner, Steffi Klein, Stefan Bruckner, Andreas Weinberger, Jochen Farber / Image: Munich 2018

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA/MUNICH, July 9: The Munich 2018 bid for the winter Olympics steps up its team with a new board of directors to take on this crucial year countdown to the vote in Durban next July.

Bid ceo Willy Bogner said, “Our journey to Durban and the IOC Session on 6 July 2011 has begun, and with this fabulous team on board we can now shift up a gear and build some real momentum.

“Munich 2018 is proud to have recruited such a first-class team. They all come with excellent reputations and proven success in a variety of backgrounds. Most importantly, they share my belief that the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Munich in 2018 would be the most athlete-friendly, the most Olympic family-friendly, and the most future-friendly Games in history.”

The new team is made up of six key department directors: Steffi Klein (Sports), Jochen Färber (Communications), Andreas Weinberger (Finance), Katrin Merkel (International Relations), Jürgen Bühl (Planning) and Stefan Bruckner (Marketing).

There are some familiar faces as Steffi Klein comes from an extensive background at the International Paralympic Committee where she served as communications manager for seven years. Jochen Färber was formerly at Eurosport the European sports channel and also has a background with the international fencing federation as spokesperson. And Andreas Weinberger comes from the auditing and financial services company Deliotte who is also one of the supporters of the German bid.

The Munich bid is emphasizing the lasting legacy of the ’72 Games and the significant re-utilization of many Olympic venues. The bid plan also is targeted towards close proximity of venues and a comprehensive environmental concept.

The final vote will be next year at the IOC session with Munich running against PyeongChang, South Korea and Annecy, France.


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