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Beijing will Host 2022 Winter Olympics

With its winning bid, Beijing becomes the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Olympics.

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The International Olympic Committee, this morning, named Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics making it the first city to host a Summer and Winter Games.

With a proposed budget of $1.5 billion (U.S.), Beijing plans to use much of the same infrastructure it built for the Summer Games in 2008—such as the Bird’s Nest stadium. And it anticipates breaking even or making profit after hosting the Games.

“Just as with the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, the Olympic Family has put its faith in Beijing again to deliver the athlete-centered, sustainable, and economical Games we have promised,” the Beijing Bid Committee says in a statement.

As for specific sports disciplines, that doesn’t need to be decided until roughly 2020, and will depend, in part, on what events take place at the 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Beijing, China, was chosen over Almaty, Kazakhstan in a vote of 44-40.