POSTED: Tuesday March 1st 2011


IOC Evaluation Commission and the Munich 2018 Bid Committee get down to business on day one.
IOC Evaluation Commission and the Munich 2018 Bid Committee get down to business on day one.

Munich, 1 March 2011: The 14 Members of the IOC Evaluation Commission this morning joined the Munich 2018 Bid Committee for a photo-call with the world's media at the Bayerischer Hof hotel just prior to commencing the opening day of their four-day inspection visit.

The Evaluation Commission will review Munich’s bid this week (1-4 March) through a series of themed presentations detailing key topics, as well as a number of site visits to key venues for Munich 2018’s proposed Festival of Friendship at the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 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, with Karatina Witt as Chair, Bernhard Schwank as CEO and Jürgen Bühl as Managing Director. 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 Adidas, Allianz, the BMW Group, BayWa, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Post, Flughafen München GmbH, Lotto Bayern, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, METRO GROUP, and the Sparkasse Finance Group, along with national suppliers ARGE (Albert Speer & Partner and PROPROJEKT), Deloitte, Getty Images, 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

Bewerbungsgesellschaft München 2018 GmbH
Munich 2018 Bid Committee
Olympiapark München
Spiridon-Louis-Ring 21
80809 München

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Keywords · 2018 · Winter · Olympics · Bid · Munich · Germany · IOC Evaluation Commission · Festival of Friendship · Paralympics

Name: Jürgen Bühl
Organization: Bewerbungsgesellschaft München 2018 GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)89 540 428 320

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