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China: Beijing celebrates 2022 Winter Olympics bid victory01:12

China: Beijing celebrates 2022 Winter Olympics bid victory

China, Beijing
July 31, 2015 at 15:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of people celebrated Beijing winning its nomination to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, in front of the iconic Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in the Chinese capital, Friday.

Over 2,000 people gathered outside the stadium to watch the announcement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) live, which awarded Beijing host of the 2022 Winter Games with a majority vote over Kazakhstan's biggest city, Almaty.

Beijing will now become the first city ever to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games after the success of its 2008 Summer Olympics. South Korea's Pyeongchang will be the next venue for the Winter Olympics, in 2018, four years before Beijing 2022.

China: Beijing celebrates 2022 Winter Olympics bid victory01:12
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Thousands of people celebrated Beijing winning its nomination to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, in front of the iconic Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium in the Chinese capital, Friday.

Over 2,000 people gathered outside the stadium to watch the announcement of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) live, which awarded Beijing host of the 2022 Winter Games with a majority vote over Kazakhstan's biggest city, Almaty.

Beijing will now become the first city ever to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games after the success of its 2008 Summer Olympics. South Korea's Pyeongchang will be the next venue for the Winter Olympics, in 2018, four years before Beijing 2022.