No, Smoggy Beijing Isn't Going to Get the Winter Olympics—at Least, Not Yet

Heavy smog in Beijing, on Jan. 12 Photograph by Imaginechina/Corbis

Maybe Chinese government officials have suddenly developed a sense of irony. With Beijing now in the thick of the autumn/winter smog season, the Chinese Olympic Committee decided this would be a good time to announce that Beijing will bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

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