Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

I’m not sure if you remember but late last year, I wrote a post about the clip on John Oliver talking about how no one wanted to host the 2022 Olympics. Except Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan. I even put up a poll to see which city you wanted to see the Olympics at! If you’re wondering about the results…

poll 2022

Alas, for those who voted for Kazakhstan, it was announced today that the 2022 Olympics will be held in Beijing – the first capital city in the world to hold both Summer and Winter Olympics. Somehow I’m not surprised and I’m not sure how to feel about it. I think I’ll wait and see what’s in store.

What do you think of the IOC’s decision to put the Olympics in Beijing? I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments!

~The Rinkside Cafe

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Liam Nemo
    Aug 02, 2015 @ 23:29:14

    I think Beijing has more money, so let them host it.
    Almaty is better because at least they have real snow, but the hosting might take a bad toll on their economy. Some Kazakhstanis told me they’re glad because they’re afraid of negativity for their economy if they were to host Olympic.

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