Munich calls in Beckenbauer for final push
Munich has called in German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer for
its final push to host the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Munich Bid Committee Chair Katarina Witt says Beckenbauer will
arrive in Durban on Tuesday, a day before IOC members vote on
whether Munich; Annecy, France; or Pyeongchang, South Korea will
stage the games.
Two-time Olympic champion figure skater Witt calls Beckenbauer’s
appearance in South Africa ”a little surprise” and says the team
is ”very happy that he is joining us and will be here to support
Witt adds the Bavarian capital has ”great momentum going on”
for the last three days of lobbying before the IOC decides if
Germany will get its first Winter Olympics since 1936.