Annecy 2018 bid receives backing of French businesses

September 8, 2010

The French business world has given its backing to Annecy’s bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games after MEDEF, the country’s main commercial confederation, heard a project overview from bid CEO Edgar Grospiron.

Grospiron addressed an audience of more than 200 business leaders at the end of last week at an event organised by MEDEF.

And the former Olympic champion outlined the bid committee’s plans to see off competition from rival bidders Munich and PyeongChang.

Head of MEDEF, Laurence Parisot, said: “Annecy 2018 is a tremendous project, first of all because it is a region which is no stranger to sporting success but also because it is an inspiration to see men and women who have already reached the heights of Olympic achievement to devote their time and efforts to serving the community.

“This is why the MEDEF and all the companies within the MEDEF are resolute in their support.”

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide the host city for the 2018 Winter Games in Durban next July.