Beijing to host 2022 Olympic Winter Games
The International Olympic Committee today announced Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Chinese capital becomes the first city to be award both the Winter and Summer Games. The only other city in the running was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Both countries were considered longshots when bidding for the games opened two years ago. Since then, political and financial reasons prompted four European countries, including Oslo and Stockholm, to pull out. That left Beijing, the host...