Denied, Munich Is Not The One For 2018
Filed in Sports
It’s official, Munich, Germany’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics has been denied. I won’t be a sore loser, so congratulations to Pyeongchang, South Korea on their success.
Yeah sure, I do wish it was us though. ;-)
I truly am sorry that this Upper Bavarian town won’t get to host the Olympic Games. Germany has hosted the Games on several occasions throughout the years of the modern games.
We have the resources, we have the infrastructure (a top modern train system that’s prompt, thousands of hotel rooms, international restaurants, etc.), and we’ve shown that we can hold world-class sporting events.
Germany’s hosted the 2006 FIFA Men’s World Cup, the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, international boxing matches; oh, and three Olympic Games in 1896, 1936, and 1972, just to name a few.
Unfortunately, the country’s been turned down for hosting the games more times than it has been awarded them. Germany’s been denied for the 1960, 1992, 2000, and 2012 Games to just name a handful.
Drats, foiled again!
But, before I’ve gone off to sulk about Munich not hosting the 2018 Olympic Games; there’s still a chance to host the 2022 Games.
And even detractors for Angela Merkel would have to hand it to her; she really pushed for Munich’s chance in 2018, as well as Katharina Witt (an Olympic Gold Medalist) and other big names in sports, going all the way to South Africa to make a last-minute push to hold the Winter Games.
Hey, at least Munich has Oktoberfest to help drown out its Olympic woes. ;-)
Hmm, do you think we could petition the International Olympic Committee to make beer drinking a sport? No?
What about a bratwurst eating as an Olympic sport? Still no? Wow, this is a rough crowd — even rougher than the International Olympic Committee. ;-)
We’ll all just have to hold our breath for the 2018 then, huh?
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