Beijing Wins Bid to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing won its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, making it the first city to be awarded both a summer and winter games.
Beijing narrowly beat out Almaty, earning 44 votes compared to the city in Kazakhstan's 40. Oslo was initially named a finalist, but its Olympic bid was withdrawn after the Norwegian government voted against financially supporting it.
Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games and China plans to reuse several venues from it for the 2022 event.
Ahead of the IOC vote, both the Almaty and Bejing bids had drawn criticism from human-rights groups.