POSTED: Tuesday December 14th 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MUNICH 2018 CONTINUES LAND USE NEGOTIATIONS - PROJECT COMPLETELY GUARANTEED
Negotiations and talks are in progress
Munich, 14 December 2010: The Munich 2018 Bid Committee today confirmed that any remaining opposition from landowners in Garmisch-Partenkirchen will not endanger the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2018. Negotiations and talks are still in progress with the small percentage of landowners whose properties are impacted by the visionary plans; the majority of landowners in Garmisch-Partenkirchen remain unaffected.
Whilst most landowners and the rest of the local community recognise that Munich 2018 will ensure a sustainable economic and social legacy for the region, the Munich 2018 Bid Committee will continue open dialogue with the remaining uncommitted landowners in order to secure the best possible financial arrangement for those concerned.
With efficient contingency plans in place and continued support from Bavarian State Minister, Siegfried Schneider, Munich 2018 have all necessary agreements in place to ensure 100% delivery of our plans to host a Festival of Friendship for the world in 2018.
Munich, in collaboration with Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Berchtesgadener Land, is applying to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The application will be put together and managed by Bewerbungsgesellschaft München 2018 GmbH, whose management is chaired by Bernhard Schwank and whose managing director is Jürgen Bühl. Shareholders in the application organisation are the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) with 51 per cent, the City of Munich (30 per cent), the Free State of Bavaria (nine per cent), the market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen (eight per cent) and the district of Berchtesgadener Land (two per cent). The bid is being supported by national sponsors the Adidas, Allianz, BMW Group, BayWa, Flughafen München GmbH, Lotto Bayern, Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the Sparkasse Finance Group, along with national suppliers ARGE (Albert Speer & Partner and PROPROJEKT), Deloitte, GfK Verein, IMMO 2018, Messe München GmbH, Norton Rose LLP, Munich Olympic Park, pilot sport and Stadtwerke München GmbH. More information about the concept, the progress of the application and many other aspects can be found at http://www.muenchen2018.org.
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