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44OLYMPIC REVIEW2018 CANDIDATE CITIESANNECY

2018 CANDIDATE CITIESOLYMPIC REVIEW45MAIN MOTIVATION AND VISIONThe Annecy 2018 bid is shaped by tradition and inspiredby athletes and Olympism. Its goal is to reunite the richAlpine heritage of the Haute-Savoie region with thepower of the Olympic and Paralympic Games - to delivera spectacular celebration of the mountains and, at thesame time, help to secure their future for the nextgeneration.Annecy is determined to use its past achievementsand its present expertise to deliver a new blueprint for thefuture, which will help the sustainable growth of wintersports and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.GAMES AT THE HEART OF THEMOUNTAINSAnnecy is at the heart of the authentic mountain region of Haute-Savoie. Located in the shadow of theeternal snows of Mont Blanc and on the shores of one of the purest lakes in Europe, the city and surroundingarea are blessed with all the assets, attractions and mountain magic that have drawn millions of ?LeftGames at the heart of the mountainsAbove Games providing a rich and memorablecelebrationAnnecy 2018Annecy 2018