Munich 2018 switches Nordic Centre venue

July 6, 2010

The Munich 2018 Winter Olympic Games has announced that it is switching venues for the biathlon and cross-country skiing events, treat with Schwaiganger Ranch being named as the new site.

Munich 2018 CEO, Willy Bogner, said: “Our core concern is creating the best possible conditions for athletes. They must be able to experience the unique atmosphere of an Olympic Village, and at the same time have quick, easy access to the venues. The Schwaiganger Ranch complies with all the technical requirements from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Federations; it meets all the stringent environmental standards that we have imposed on ourselves, as well as offering a spectacularly beautiful natural setting with a wide range of slopes.

“With great skiing conditions and excellent transport infrastructure, it is the perfect place for winter sports fans to enjoy top class competition. In the Schwaiganger Ranch, we have found the ideal venue for our Nordic Centre.”

The Schwaiganger Ranch is also close to the Snow Village, which will host all the athletes competing in alpine and Nordic competitions.