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Beijing wins bid to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Updated: Jul 31,2015 6:57 PM     chinadaily.com.cn

Members of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid delegation celebrate after Beijing won the bid at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

Members of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid delegation celebrate after Beijing won the bid at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

IOC President Thomas Bach announces that Beijing won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 31, 2015.[Photo/Xinhua]

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.

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 on the afternoon of July 31.

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.

The capital promises a sustainable and prudent Olympics by taking full advantages of existing venues. And it will take a series of measures to tackle air pollution for a successful 2022 Games.

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