POSTED: April 4th 2011

Annecy 2018 bid plan distances and times

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

LONDON, Apr 4: is taking an indepth look at all three 2018 bid cities from an overall logistics of the Olympic area point of view.

The Annecy 2018 bid plan underwent a resizing procedure last June after the IOC made recommendations when the three applicant cities were acknowledged as candidate cities.

The two main clusters are focused with one located in the Annecy city area, another 100 km (approximately and hour and a half) away in Chamonix, the birthplace of the winter Games, and there is a third satellite sliding venue located at La Plagne that is 155 km away (approximately two and a quarter hours).

Annecy will host figure skating, speed skating, curling, acrobatic skiing, snowboard, cross-country skiing, ski jump, nordic combined and biathlon events.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc will host alpine skiing and ice hockey competitions and La Plagne will host the bobsleigh, skeleton and luge events.

We are listing here a summary of the travel times to some of the main events during peak traffic by automobile and train for the year 2018 as posted in the Annecy bid book.

Geneva International Airport to:

Main hotel area - 40 minutes by car

Annecy Olympic Village - 25 minutes by car

Chamonix Olympic Village - 75 minutes by car

La Clusaz - 60 minutes by car

La Plagne - 160 minutes by car

Main hotel area to:

Annecy Olympic Village - 15 minutes by car

Chamonix Olympic Village - 85 minutes by car / 90 minutes by train

Ceremonies theater - 5 minutes by car

Speed skating - 20 minutes by car

Figure skating - 15 minutes by car

Hockey events - 85/65 minutes by car /  90/70 minutes by train

Skiing events - Alpine 70 minutes by car / 95/105 minutes by train - Freestyle 30 minutes by car

Sliding venues - 135 minutes by car

Main Olympic Village to:

Speed skating - 10 minutes by car

Short track and figure skating - 15 minutes by car

Hockey events - 70/50 minutes by car / 105/85 minutes by train

Skiing events - Alpine 60/70 minutes by car / 95/105 minutes by train - Freestyle 40 minutes by car

Curling - 10 minutes by car

Chamonix Olympic Village:

Hockey events - 5/20 minutes by car

Skiing - Alpine 10/5 minutes by car

The bid cities of Annecy, PyeongChang and Munich will find out who is the host city of the winter Games at the IOC session in Durban, South Africa July 6th, 2011.

Keywords · Annecy 2018 · Chamonix · La Plagne · winter Games

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