Munich deserves to win the right to host the 2018 Winter Olympics because it provides a great stage for the main players in the drama -- the athletes, according to bid chief executive Bernhard Schwank.
The race to stage the 2018 Winter Olympics began in earnest when bid cities Munich, South Korea`s Pyeongchang and France`s Annecy made their first official pitches at a meeting of Olympic associations.
Twice Olympic figure skating champion Katarina Witt became the international face of the Munich 2018 Winter Olympic bid on Monday after bid chief Willy Bogner resigned due to illness, officials said on Monday.
Union Minister for Transport and
Highways Kamal Nath on Monday cancelled his scheduled visit to
Munich to attend an industry tradefair, of which India is the
partner country, due to closure of the European air space.
The Munich Security Conference opens on Friday with an evening address by China`s Foreign Minister — a shift from the meeting`s traditional trans-Atlantic focus in a nod to the growing importance of Asia.