Local Greens support Munich’s 2018 Olympic bid

The Munich chapter of the Greens party says it’s committed to

the city’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics despite the party’s

national leadership deciding not to back the candidacy.

The party’s representatives on the city council have backed the

project and say they remain behind it.

A national party conference over the weekend voted not to

support Munich’s Olympic bid, and one of the Greens leaders said

she was stepping down from the bid committee’s board.

Germany’s sports chief says the withdrawal of Greens support

will not hurt the bid.

Also in the running for 2018 are Annecy, France, and

Pyeongchang, South Korea.