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2018 Host City Election 3 Candidate Cities: Munich, Annecy, PyeongChang

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ANNECY 2018
MAIN MOTIVATION AND VISION

The Annecy 2018 bid is shaped by tradition and inspired by athletes and Olympism. Its goal is to reunite the rich Alpine heritage of the Haute-Savoie region with the power of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – to deliver a spectacular celebration of the mountains and, at the same time, help to secure their future for the next generation.

Annecy is determined to use its past achievements and its present expertise to deliver a new blueprint for the future, which will help the sustainable growth of winter sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

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GAMES AT THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAINS

Annecy is at the heart of the authentic mountain region of Haute-Savoie. Located in the shadow of the eternal snows of Mont Blanc and on the shores of one of the purest lakes in Europe, the city and surrounding area are blessed with all the assets, attractions and mountain magic that have drawn millions of international visitors for more than a century.

An Annecy 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will harness the enormous natural beauty and the rich mountain heritage of Haute-Savoie to deliver exceptional Games; Games in touch with the original spirit and the special character of the Winter programme, which will create a fantastic platform for sharing the winter sports culture with the world.

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GAMES ON A HUMAN SCALE

The Annecy 2018 Games will be fully integrated with the local mountain communities and landscape. The Games will be intimate, friendly and accessible, with a compact design based on two iconic sites: the historic city of Annecy and the Chamonix-Mont Blanc resort.
Both hubs will offer a mix of snow, ice and cultural events, maximising the opportunities for visitors to make new discoveries and connections.

Annecy 2018 will give athletes, officials, commercial partners, the media and every member of the Olympic Family an authentic experience, with the unique atmosphere that comes from short journey times and genuine Alpine hospitality. Spectators and television viewers, and indeed all Savoyards, will enjoy a spectacular celebration, in stunning locations. At the same time, our Games will consider and protect the finite resources that every Olympic Winter Games must cherish and preserve for the future.

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A BLUEPRINT FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Our region has been guided and shaped by Olympism. The 1924 Olympic Games in Chamonix provided the first foundation stone of a fantastic development movement in winter sport, in the French Alps, now one of the leading winter tourist destinations in the world. More importantly, its status as the first Winter Games provided the blueprint for subsequent events, and the template from which to grow.

Almost 100 years later, winter sports and the Games have grown and evolved beyond the imagination of those involved a century ago. Winter sport has got bigger and bigger – while our mountains, and their snow and ice, have become more precious, and our understanding of our shared responsibility to protect them has also grown.

Now, we need to evolve a new vision – one that also delivers sustainable, economic growth. For this to happen, there needs to be a radical change in the way we think about development, so that we can build a model for future generations that reconciles progress with the conservation of our natural heritage.

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are a source of inspiration, a fantastic catalyst for energies everywhere and a powerful driver of change. By hosting the greatest winter sport event in the world, Annecy wants to accelerate its move towards sustainable, year-round tourism and, more broadly speaking, to lay new foundations for the relationship between Man and mountain.

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Olympic Winter Games 2018

IOC releases 2018 Evaluation Commission Report
IOC releases 2018 Evaluation Commission Report The IOC released the report by the Evaluation Commission for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in 2018. This report follows the Commission’s visits to the three Candidate Cities bidding to host the Games: Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea).
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Olympic Winter Games 2018

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2018 Candidate Cities Brief IOC Members in Lausanne One of the most important steps in the bidding process to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games got under way when the three Candidate Cities – Munich (Germany), Annecy (France) and PyeongChang (South Korea) [Cities listed in the order of drawing of lots.]- presented their candidatures to members of the IOC in Lausanne.
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