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2018 CANDIDATE CITIESOLYMPIC REVIEW41Germany's unparalleled passion for winter sportis world-famous. Our centuries-old tradition of combining warm hospitality with thecelebration of winter sport draws record crowds to eventsin every winter discipline: 30,000 for the Four Hills SkiJumping competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen; 77,000for the opening game of the 2010 IIHF WorldChampionships; 90,000 for the Biathlon World Cup inRuhpolding; 360,000 for the 2005 Nordic World SkiChampionships in Oberstdorf. Combining its unique festivalatmosphere with the highest levels of organisationalexcellence, Germany deliversa competitive experiencecherished by winter athletes. Winter sport is in our DNA. That's why Germanyconsistently ranks near the top of the Winter Games medal count. That's why Germany sets television audiencerecords for winter events. And that's why Germancorporations lead the world in winter sports sponsorships.The greatest Olympic festivals are defined by more thanwhat happens on the field of play. The true spirit of theGames comes to life and spills out onto the streets.Germany lifted the 2006 FIFA World CupTMto a newlevel of celebration that captured the world's imaginationlike never before. That celebration produced the largesttelevision audience in World Cup history and elevated theFIFA brand to a new plateau. Munich's Festival of ?LeftMunich's Oktoberfest attracts six million visitors eachyearAbove Munich 2018's Ice Park will convert SummerGames arenas into world-class Winter Games venues

Friendship will do no less for the Winter Games. Munich 2018 will deliver an unprecedented OlympicFest that thrills and inspires. 70,000 fans - the largest liveaudience in Winter Games history - will see the OpeningCeremony. The city will host the largest Olympic celebrationever on the grounds of the legendary Oktoberfest.We have created a vision, mission and legacy to bringour Festival of Friendship to life:?Our vision:a world united in friendship and peacethrough sport. ?Our mission:to make friends through sport.?Our legacy:a global event that delivers sustainablebenefits for generations to come.2018 CANDIDATE CITIES42OLYMPIC REVIEW