POSTED: Tuesday April 5th 2011
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Annecy 2018 Announce SportAccord Presentation Team

From left to right: Perrine Pelen, Jean-Pierre Vidal, Pernilla Wiberg and Gwendal Peizerat, Annecy 2018 Ambassadors at SportAccord, London
From left to right: Perrine Pelen, Jean-Pierre Vidal, Pernilla Wiberg and Gwendal Peizerat, Annecy 2018 Ambassadors at SportAccord, London

The Annecy 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games bid committee has confirmed its high-level line-up to present at the International SportAccord Convention on Thursday, 7th April 2011.

Bid President Charles Beigbeder will lead the team in presenting Annecy’s vision of an authentic Games in the mountains, with the athletes and for the future.

A video message from French IOC member and triple Olympic Gold Medallist, Jean-Claude Killy will feature in the presentation.

Jean-Claude Killy also added:

The Annecy 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games bid committee has confirmed its high-level line-up to present at the International SportAccord Convention on Thursday, 7th April 2011.

Bid President Charles Beigbeder will lead the team in presenting Annecy’s vision of an authentic Games in the mountains, with the athletes and for the future.

A video message from French IOC member and triple Olympic Gold Medallist, Jean-Claude Killy will feature in the presentation.

Jean-Claude Killy also added:

“As I said following the IOC Evaluation Commission visit, Annecy is back in the race.
The bid committee is working well. I met with them last Friday for a productive working session ahead of SportAccord in London, which will be an important step.
This bid is authentic, sincere and of a high sporting quality.

In my role as an IOC member, I will be supporting it all the way to Durban.”

The Annecy 2018 President will be joined by: Guy Drut, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Denis Masseglia, President of the French National Olympic Committee (NOC), Jean-Luc Rigaut, mayor of Annecy, Chantal Jouanno, the French Minister of Sport and representing the athletes, Olympic Gold medalist and Bid Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Vidal.

A number of Olympic champions are also at SportAccord demonstrating the input and support of athletes for Annecy 2018. Among them are: Pernilla Wiberg, Olympic champion and Bid vice-president, Perrine Pelen, triple Olympic medallist and Gwendal Peizerat, Olympic skating champion and Annecy 2018 ambassador.

Annecy 2018, President, Charles Beigbeder stated:

“We would like to thank SportAccord for giving us the opportunity to present our vision of an authentic Games in the heart of the mountains that would seek to benefit Winter Sport worldwide.  I am looking forward to standing in front of the delegation with such a strong team representing both the strong support for this bid and France’s dedication to Olympism.” 

“We want to learn about how we can stage a Games that helps the sustainable growth of Winter Sports worldwide so it is important for us to spend this time with members of the Olympic Family to listen to them and to learn from their experiences.  Sport Accord London provides a great chance for us to do this and we thank the organisers and Olympic family for their warm hospitality so far.”

For more information on Annecy 2018 visit: http://www.annecy2018.com.

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Keywords · 2018 · Winter · Olympics · Bid · Annecy · France · SportAccord · Charles Beigbeder · Jean Claude Killy


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