Olympic official expects support for 2018 bid

Germany’s top Olympic official expects a clear victory for

supporters of Munich’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics in a May 8

referendum.

The vote will take place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the mountain

resort that would host the skiing events if Munich wins the bid.

Both opponents and supporters of the bid have pushed for the

referendum.

Thomas Bach, president of the German Olympic Sports Union, says

he expects ”a convincing majority” to vote in favor of the

games.

Munich is running against Annecy, France, and Pyeongchang, South

Korea. The IOC awards the games July 6.