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Beijing Wins 2022 Winter Games in Vote on Imperfect Bids

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Beijing to Host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

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Beijing was chosen Friday to host the 2022 Winter Games despite one big hurdle to its candidacy: little natural snow.

The International Olympic Committee voted 44-40 to make Beijing the first city to host both the winter and summer games. The only other bid, from Almaty in Kazakhstan, had flaws that included a lack of hotel rooms and scant experience with international events.