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Olympic bid cities in final stretch

Updated: July 4, 2011, 5:05 PM ET
Associated Press

DURBAN, South Africa -- The three candidates to host the 2018 Winter Olympics began three final days of frantic campaigning Monday, with the two leading contenders boosted by the backing of a president and a soccer great, and the outsider insisting it still can win.

The bid teams from Pyeongchang, South Korea; Munich; and Annecy, France, reached the home stretch, with their final presentations to the International Olympic Committee -- and frenzied behind-the-scenes lobbying -- all that's ...

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