China Eyes 2022 Olympics As Host

China through their cities Beijing and Zhangjiakou have been revealed as joint bidders for the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to the local Olympic Committee.
Zhangjiakou, in Hebei province about 200 kilometers northwest of Beijing, has been proposed for snow sports while the capital would host ice events, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Kazakhstan’s Almaty has already announced official candidacies while Munich faces a referendum on Sunday which will decide if it will officially bid for the 2022 Games. Bids are also expected from Poland, Ukraine,Spain, Sweden and Norway.
China hosted the widely acclaimed 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing despite concerns about human rights abuses and forced evictions ahead of the Games.
The 2008 Games marked the first time China had won an Olympic bid after losing out to Sydney for the 2000 Summer Games.
The International Olympic Committee will award the 2022 Winter Games in Kuala Lumpur in July 2015.

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