Sun 05.11.2023

DOSB Dialogue Forum

Your ideas. Your games.

Small Olympic Hall

Olympics in Munich? Should we try again? What are the chances of success in bringing the Games to the city for a second time after 1972? What are the arguments in favour, what are the arguments against?

There are many questions around the topic. A good reason to talk about it and exchange arguments. With politicians, officials and athletes, but above all with the people of Munich. On 05 November, the Dialogue Forum of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) offers the perfect platform for a broad discussion of pros and cons.

The history of German Olympic visions after 1972 was not a happy one. Whether Berchtesgaden in 1992, Berlin in 2000 or Leipzig in 2012, Hamburg in 2024 or Rhine-Ruhr in 2032, some bids failed due to the vote of the IOC delegates on the day of the award, such as Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Games. Other plans were rebuffed by the city's own population, such as Munich 2022. The new strategic approach focuses on education, transparency, information and participation in as many areas of society as possible.

In order not to repeat the old mistakes in a possible new bid, to listen to concerns, needs and wishes, but also to convey what opportunities a joint sustainable concept could offer society, the DOSB launched a dialogue forum which, on its journey through Germany after Leipzig and Hamburg, is now coming to Munich on 5 November in the Small Olympic Hall. Among others, Bavaria's Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann, Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter, DOSB Vice-President Verena Bentele, Jörg Ammon, President of the Bavarian State Sports Association and Olympic Park Manager Marion Schöne will talk to the people of Munich about the possible when and how, and above all the why of a new bid. In order to involve the citizens in the process of a possible bid from the very beginning under the motto "Your Ideas - Your Games".

The fact that Munich is the perfect venue for major international events was proven not least by the impressive European Championships in August 2022. And Munich can of course also host the Olympics. The only question is whether it wants to. And how to create a spirit of cooperation in which politics, business and the majority of society stand united behind a renewed attempt. The dialogue in the Small Olympic Hall on 5 November should provide a first insight into expectations, goals and possible framework conditions under which Munich could make another attempt. Admission is free.

10:00 AM
Entry 09:45 AM
Small Olympic Hall


Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund (DOSB) e.V.


11:00 a.m. - First round of dialogue

13:00 p.m. - Official welcome by Bavaria's Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann and Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter, information and expert presentations

14:00 p.m. - Talk round with Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter, DOSB Vice President Verena Bentele, Steffen Hamann, Brand Ambassador FC Bayern Basketball, judoka Kilian Kappelmeier and sports journalist Markus Harm

Presented by: Katrin Müller-Hohenstein

15:00 p.m. - Second round of dialogue

16:40 p.m. - Wrap up and final round with Marion Schöne, Managing Director of Olympic Park Munich GmbH, BLSV President Jörg Ammon and Stephan Brause, Head of the Olympic Bid Office

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