Beijing chosen as host city for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing beats Almaty to host 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming first city to host both Summer and Winter Games

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

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 the Summer and Winter Games.

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

Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.