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Katarina Witt to Head Munich's 2018 Olympic Bid

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Katarina Witt will head Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to USA Today:

The 43-year-old Witt was presented Thursday as the head of a 23-member board of trustees for the bid. The board includes soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer, who brought the 2006 World Cup to Germany, and former Olympic skiing champion Rosi Mittermaier.

Witt, a former East German, won gold in Calgary in 1988 and in Sarajevo four years earlier.

Other cities in the running for the 2018 Olympics are Pyeongchang, South Korea, and Annecy, France. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host in 2011.

The article states that Munich is attempting to become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympics. The historic and tragic 1972 Olympics were held in the city.

We haven't heard too much about Witt since she stopped performing a few years ago, so it's nice to hear what she's up to now.