October 16, 2009
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that three cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and XII Paralympic Winter Games in 2018. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Annecy (France), Munich (Germany) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea). They were the only cities to submit their applications to the IOC before the closing date on October 15.
It is the first bid for Annecy, France. Munich hosted the Olympic Summer Games in 1972. Pyeongchang was unsuccessful with two previous bids for the 2010 and 2014 Winter Games.
The host city will be elected by the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa, on 6 July 2011.