The 24th Winter Olympics will kick off in Beijing on February 4, 2022.

The Sports Department of Chinanews.com has launched a series of column "Hundred Questions about the Winter Olympics", which aims to popularize the knowledge of the Winter Olympics, answer hot questions, share interesting stories about ice and snow, and help everyone have a better viewing experience at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The 93rd Winter Olympics 100 Questions丨How did Beijing successfully bid for the Winter Olympics?

  On July 31, 2015, Beijing time, in the voting session of the 128th plenary session of the International Olympic Committee, Beijing defeated its only rival, Almaty, and was officially elected as the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  Following the successful hosting of the 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing once again ushered in an Olympic event.

It is worth mentioning that Beijing has also become the only city in the world that has hosted both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics.

From the proposal to the success of the bid, what kind of journey has Beijing gone through?

Beijing has successfully won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  The successful hosting of the Beijing Olympic Games not only adds luster to the history of the Olympic movement, but also shows the world a vibrant national image.

In November 2013, five years after the successful hosting of the Beijing Olympic Games, the Chinese Olympic Committee officially agreed to submit a bid to the International Olympic Committee in the name of Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  On November 3, 2013, the Chinese Olympic Committee officially sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee to nominate Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing will host the ice events and Chongli County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province will host Snow events.

  On March 14, 2014, the International Olympic Committee announced that five cities, Beijing, China, Krakow, Poland, Oslo, Norway, Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Lviv, Ukraine officially bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  On July 7, 2014, the International Olympic Committee announced that Beijing, China, Oslo, Norway, and Almaty, Kazakhstan were officially shortlisted as candidate cities for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

  On August 1, 2014, the logo of Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics was officially unveiled at the first plenary meeting of the Beijing Winter Olympics Bid Committee.

The logo takes the Chinese calligraphy "Winter" as the main body, and combines the abstract slides, ice and snow sports forms with calligraphy, and the two points below the "Winter" character merge into 2022.

On January 6, 2015, the delegation of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Bid Committee walked into the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and submitted the Bid Report on time.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhang Miao Source: Xinhuanet

  2015年1月6日,北京冬奥申委在瑞士洛桑向国际奥委会提交2022年冬奥会《申办报告》。2015年6月1日,国际奥委会公布2022年冬奥会候选城市《评估报告》。

  2015年6月9-10日,国际奥委会在“奥运之都”瑞士洛桑举行2022年冬奥会候选城市陈述交流会,两个候选城市北京和阿拉木图的代表向国际奥委会全体委员进行陈述和回答咨询。

  随着在国际奥委会主席巴赫宣布北京为2022年冬季奥运会举办城市,经过一年零八个月的不懈努力,北京申办2022年冬奥会工作取得圆满成功。

  中国奥委会认为,北京和张家口联合举办2022年冬奥会,“将进一步促进中国奥林匹克运动的发展,展示我国发展综合实力、提升我国际影响力,并推动北京、河北两地的经济社会协调发展”。(完)


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