Beijing beats Almaty to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Beijing beats Almaty to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

July 31, 2015 4:06 AM (UTC+8)

 

Beijing has become the first city to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games after beating Kazakhstan’s Almaty to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics, China Daily reports.

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announces Beijing as the city to host the the 2022 Winter Olympics
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), announces Beijing as the city to host the  2022 Winter Olympics

Following a closed-door vote by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, President Thomas Bach announced that Beijing is the winner of 2022 Winter Olympics during the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur Friday afternoon.

With a fully-prepared final presentation by an all-star team, Beijing has successfully convinced the committee members that the 2008 Olympics host city is a more favored candidate for the Winter Games. Read More

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