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    Beijing has become the first city to host Winter and Summer games in Olympic history.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – China will host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday.

    The IOC chose Beijing over the only other candidate city Almaty (Kazakhstan) during the committee’s 128th session in Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia.

    Beijing has become the first city to host both the Winter and Summer Olympics. In 2008, Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    In 2014, the Winter Olympic Games took place in Russia’s Sochi. The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are scheduled to be held in South Korea’s Pyeongchang.

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    Olympics, sports, 2024 Summer Olympics, Olympic Winter Games 2022, International Olympic Committee (IOC), Beijing, China
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