Annecy, in the French Alps, is one of three cities bidding to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. On Monday businessman Charles Beigbeder was appointed to lead the city’s bid team. FRANCE24 interviews the man now charged with the task.
There’s been a new twist in Annecy’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The city’s bid team became leaderless last December, when former Olympic champion Edgar Grospiron resigned over a budget dispute. After a brief period of confusion, influential businessman Charles Beigbeder was appointed to the post. He’ll now be responsible for preparing Annecy’s bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Date created : 2011-01-12