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And the winner is...Beijing to host Winter Olympics 2022

Beijing will host the Winter Olympic Games in 2022. The International Olympic Committee made the announcement at their 128th session in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

Beijing's Olympic Stadium.
Beijing’s Olympic Stadium. Image by Dmitry P / CC BY 2.0

Beijing has stated that it will utilise some of its existing infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Olympics to host a number of the events. Snow sports will be hosted in two ski resorts 60-120 kilometres outside the city. Officials have stated that they will use artificial snow-making techniques to create the correct conditions for the snow events. Read more: theguardian.com