IOC Settles On Beijing For The 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing beat out Almaty, Kazakhstan in a 44-40 vote. Four other cities pulled their bids before final voting took place.By Matt Moreno | July 31, 2015
The Olympic Games that no one seemed to want to host will now take place in Beijing.
The International Olympic Committee chose Beijing over Almaty, Kazakhstan as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
The two cities were the only ones left in the running after four others pulled their bids late in the game including Kraków, Poland, Lviv, Ukraine, Oslo, Norway and Stockholm, Sweden. Beijing now becomes the first city selected to host the summer and winter Olympics. (Video via Beijing 2022)