Olympics: Beijing chosen as host city for 2022 winter Olympics

Olympics: Beijing chosen as host city for 2022 winter Olympics
Participants holding Chinese national flags and Beijing 2022 Olympic flags cheer, ahead of IOC's announcement of the winner city for the 2022 winter Olympics bid, outside the Birds' Nest, also known as the National Stadium, in Beijing.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday as the host of the 2022 winter Olympics, becoming the first city to be awarded both summer and winter Games.

The Chinese capital won a secret ballot of IOC members. The only other candidate city was Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Beijing hosted the summer Olympics in 2008.

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