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France's Sarkozy: Olympic bid an economic boon. 01/17/11. French President Nicolas Sarkozy says Annecy's bid to host the 2018 Olympics the Winter Games, can provide an economic boost to the country. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/more/01/17/france.olympics.ap/index.html

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On July 23, 2009, Annecy played host to Stage 18 of the Tour de France, as the start/finish point for an individual time trial around Lake Annecy.

On June 22, 2010, the International Olympic Committee announced Annecy as one of three candidate cities for the 2018 Olympics, along with Munich in Germany (also known as GER) Flag of Germany, and Pyeongchang in South Korea (also known as KOR) Flag of South Korea. If chosen, Annecy will be the fourth French city to host the Winter Olympic Games, after Chamonix (1924 Olympics), Grenoble (1968 Olympics), and Albertville (1992 Olympics).

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