The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Beijing, the capital city of China, will host the Winter Olympics in 2022. The city will be the first ever to organize both summer and winter Olympics. In 2008, the Summer Olympics was held in Beijing.
Beijing’s candidacy complied with all the principles on the 2020 Olympic agenda:
Sustainable, economic games concentrated on the athletes.
Opportunity to promote winter sports.
World class accommodation, diverse gastronomy and entertainment.
Modern, quick and efficient transport system.
Suburban Train Master Plan between Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.
China will re-use 11 of the 12 installations from the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games for competitions, including the National Stadium also known as Bird’s Nest, the National Aquatics Center, the MasterCard Center and the National Convention Center.
Chinese President Xi Jinping promised that the Chinese people “will present a fantastic, extraordinary and excellent Olympic Games to the world.”