China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing celebrated its selection as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in stark contrast to when the Chinese capital was awarded the 2008 Summer Games.<br><br>With four European bidders dropping out of the race, citing worries over costs and lack of support for the Games, Beijing emerged as the clear favorite, facing only the Kazakh city of Almaty.<br><br>Beijing residents have expressed happiness and pride as their city would become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics.<br><br><br><br>

17:00 July 31, 2015 Yeni Şafak
China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Fireworks explode behind a skiing sculpture to celebrate Beijing being chosen to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People cheer as they watch on a screen the IOC announcing Beijing as the winner city for the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Local residents dance ahead of IOC's announcement of the winner city for the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

A local woman takes a selfie with an Olympics flag as she waits for IOC's announcement of the winner city for the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People who participated in a program at the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Local residents celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Women who participated in a program at the Bird's Nest Olympic stadium celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

People celebrate after Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

China celebrates winning bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing celebrated its selection as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in stark contrast to when the Chinese capital was awarded the 2008 Summer Games.

With four European bidders dropping out of the race, citing worries over costs and lack of support for the Games, Beijing emerged as the clear favorite, facing only the Kazakh city of Almaty.

Beijing residents have expressed happiness and pride as their city would become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics.



Beijing celebrated its selection as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics in stark contrast to when the Chinese capital was awarded the 2008 Summer Games.

With four European bidders dropping out of the race, citing worries over costs and lack of support for the Games, Beijing emerged as the clear favorite, facing only the Kazakh city of Almaty.

Beijing residents have expressed happiness and pride as their city would become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics.



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