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Munich’s candidacy for 2018 was decided almost unanimously in November 2007 by Munich City Council, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Municipal Council and the District Council of Berchtesgadener Land, initially without any public consultation or discussion. There was specifically no provision made for public consultation... More »

The government of the Canton of Graubünden wanted to put the question of general principle concerning the “St. Moritz 2022” Winter Olympics to the vote at a cantonal level... More »

The French National Olympic Committee decided to compete for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Annecy was chosen from several towns and cities (Grenoble, Nice and Ecrins-Pelvoux). The decision was politically motivated... More »

The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were meant to cost two billion Canadian dollars; in the end, they cost between seven and eight billion. For decades to come, Canadians will be picking up the tab – all for 17 days of celebrations... More »

The 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin had a formidable backer in Gianni Agnelli, the former president of Fiat. He used his international influence to win over the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in favour of the Piedmont city... More »

On the initiative of the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce and pressurised by the main mountain railway and cable car companies, the Federal Province of Salzburg financed a feasibility study for a 2006 candidacy... More »