POSTED: Sunday December 12th 2010

Annecy 2018 stays on course for victory

Supervisory Board members met today with the Bid Team

Earlier today, Sunday 12th December, the members of the Supervisory Board - Sophie Dion, Advisor for Sports to the French President, Denis Masseglia, President of the French NOC Gwendal Peizerat, representative of the President of the Rhône-Alpes Region, Jean-Luc Rigaut, Mayor of Annecy, Eric Fournier, Mayor of Chamonix, alongside Christian Monteil, Chairman of the Supervisory Body and President of the Haute-Savoie General Council. Edgar Grospiron, Annecy 2018 CEO, Jean-Claude Killy, French IOC member and Bernard Accoyer, President of the National Assembly took part in an extraordinary meeting of the Annecy 2018 Supervisory Board. Together, they reviewed the bid's progress and decided to pull out all the stops to strengthen its international promotion strategy, with the ultimate aim of victory in Durban on 6th July next year.

Following a very long session, the Annecy 2018 Supervisory Board confirmed its ambition to pursue the French bid to host the Winter Olympic Games. In view of the tremendous contribution it makes to promoting the region and endorsing Olympic values, the French bid confirmed that it will be submitting its Bid Book to the IOC on 11th January.

In consultation with Jean-Claude Killy and Bernard Accoyer, the Supervisory Board has therefore drawn up a new budget now totalling 20 million euros.

Furthermore, the Supervisory Board officially acknowledged Edgar Grospiron's desire to relinquish his responsibilities as CEO, while remaining available to serve the bid.

Key dates:
- 11/01/11: submission of Bid Book and guarantees to the IOC, followed by visits from the Evaluation Commission.
- 06/07/11: announcement in Durban of the city chosen to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Annecy is a candidate to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2018. The International Olympic Committee will announce its decision on 6 July 2011 during the 123rd Session of the IOC in Durban, South Africa.

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