POSTED: Tuesday February 8th 2011

IOC Evaluation Commission Visit French Prime Minister to Welcome IOC for Annecy 2018

The Prime Minister of France, François Fillon, is joining Team Annecy 2018 in the Alps today to welcome the members of the IOC Evaluation Commission and demonstrate the government’s full support for the Winter Olympics Bid.

A range of essential guarantees have been provided for the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games by the government and Annecy 2018 CEO, Charles Beigbeder, commented on their support:

“Joining us today in Annecy, the Prime Minister sends a strong message to the IOC members. It’s a reassurance of the total support of the French public authorities and the people. Also a genuine sports fan, François FIllon is a strong ambassador for our bid.”

Together with Chantal Jouanno, Sports Minister, François Fillon will join Annecy 2018 this afternoon following a session of questions at the French National Assembly. He will welcome the 11 members of the IOC Evaluation Commission at an informal meeting at the Hotel Les Pensières in Annecy.

This will be followed by an introductory speech at the opening press conference of the evaluation commission at the Imperial Hotel, Annecy at 6.30 pm. Hosted by Charles Beigbeder, President of Annecy 2018 and his two Vice-Presidents Pernilla Wiberg and Jean-Pierre Vidal the conference will also be attended by IOC Members Guy Drut and Jean-Claude Killy, Sports Minister Chantal Jouanno, CNOSF President Denis Masseglia, and Annecy 2018 Athletes’ Ambassadors.

The IOC Evaluation Commission Visit will run between the 9th and 12th February and will include a range of technical presentations and site visits to support Annecy’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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