1. James Bond's Willy Bogner to head Munich bid for 2018 Winter Olympics

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-11-06

    Willy Bogner has been named head of Munich’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

    The former two-time Olympian skier, who won the famed Wengen downhill as a 17-year-old, later became a movie maker and directed and filmed skiing scenes in four James Bond movies [On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only and A View to a Kill], as well as movies from several Winter Games.

    Bogner was responsible for some film scenes used in the Russian city of Sochi’s successful bid to land the 2014 Olympics.

    The 67-year-old was a longtime member of Germany’s National Olympic Committee. The sports apparel company he inherited from his father has supplied clothing to German Olympic teams for years.

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