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And STOP with creating new islands in the Spratleys...which really belong to the Philippines and Vietnam.

Because of this if these nations, including Japan, have voters for the games they'll definitely vote AGAINST Beijing.

I don't know how what they have been doing in the South China Sea isn't taken into account. Yes I know it has nothing to do with sports, but it goes along the lines of major concerns such as pollution and human rights. If Russia had been in the process of making public displays of homosexuality illegal and stirring up rebels in Crimea during the election in 2007, Sochi would definitely have not won the right to host the 2014 WOGs.

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Yeah, yeah, yeah. People have argued this song & dance before. They did it with PyeongChang, that "they weren't really liked by their neighbors. The Japanese will lobby against them & this & that & yada, yada, yada". They also did it with Tokyo, "their neighbors also don't like them & the Chinese will lobby against them. The Japanese think that they're better than everyone else. There are some that still don't forgive them over their atrocities about WWII & blah, blah, blah (not to mention PyeongChang already hosting 2018)."

Well, needless to say, none of that stuff mattered in the least in either case. Nor am I convined that it would matter here either. None. Russia is not really comparable here either. China hasn't technically invaded a sovereign nation. And seriously, if we're gonna throw in the whole homosexuality argument in this case, then I'd be much more concerned with that aspect in Kazahkstan than in China.

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I Knew Beijing Wins The Bid To Host The XXIV Olympic Winter Games In 2022 Over Almaty. You Guys From Almaty Are So Close To Winning The Bid. Beijing Won The Bid To Become The First City To Host Both Summer And Winter Games.

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Because of this if these nations, including Japan, have voters for the games they'll definitely vote AGAINST Beijing.

I don't know how what they have been doing in the South China Sea isn't taken into account. Yes I know it has nothing to do with sports, but it goes along the lines of major concerns such as pollution and human rights. If Russia had been in the process of making public displays of homosexuality illegal and stirring up rebels in Crimea during the election in 2007, Sochi would definitely have not won the right to host the 2014 WOGs.

Speaking of this, this would be a huge bullet for Almaty case. The country signed "No" to the approval of full human rights to LGBT community in UN alongside countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nigeria and Sudan

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Does anyone know the exact location of the sliding centre ? I have been comparing the bid book with topographic maps of China and I have not been able to make the link and locate the site precisely.

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Does anyone know the exact location of the sliding centre ? I have been comparing the bid book with topographic maps of China and I have not been able to make the link and locate the site precisely.

They might just reshape topography...it's China after all :-) all done in accordance with Agenda 2020 sustainability of course

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hah! I have good eyes when it comes to art I guess!

I think it's rather insulting putting all the polluting factories right alongside some iconic scenery.

Oh and that first pic in the link, I love how there's a white couple supposedly enjoying the view lol

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And now the air in Beijing is officially unbreathable

Yea I don't understand how this wasn't a bigger factor during the bids when there was similar concern going on about water pollution for the Rio games. Although Almaty also has a pollution problem it is nowhere near as bad as Beijing. They seriously need to reconsider stripping away their right to host if they don't present a plan that will permanently solve the air pollution problem by the time the WOG come around.

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Beijing 2022 Organising Committee created

Just five months after its election as host city for the Olympic Winter Games 2022, the Organising Committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has been formally established. The Organising Committee, which is created by the City and National Olympic Committee, will be responsible for ensuring the successful organisation of the Games.

Its establishment marks another major step on Beijing’s Olympic journey, following the successful Orientation Seminar that was held in early November in the Chinese capital. In addition to the creation of the Committee, it was also confirmed that Guo Jinlong would be the President of the newly formed body.

In a congratulatory letter, IOC President Thomas Bach said, “On behalf of the International Olympic Committee, it is my great pleasure to congratulate everyone on the inauguration of the Organising Committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Allow me to congratulate Mr Guo Jinlong, the President of the Organising Committee.”

He continued, “Beijing is making history as the first city in the world to host both the Olympic Summer Games and the Olympic Winter Games. The formation of the Organising Committee represents the start of an exciting journey for the entire Olympic family. This milestone is the first step on our six-year journey together to deliver brilliant Olympic Winter Games in 2022 for Beijing, for China, and for the world.”

The launch event was attended by a number of Chinese dignitaries, including Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli, Beijing 2022 President Guo Jinlong, Chinese Olympic Committee President Liu Peng, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong, Beijing Mayor Wang Anshun and Hebei Governor Zhang Qingwei.

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http://www.olympic.org/news/beijing-2022-organising-committee-created/247637

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Yea I don't understand how this wasn't a bigger factor during the bids when there was similar concern going on about water pollution for the Rio games. Although Almaty also has a pollution problem it is nowhere near as bad as Beijing. They seriously need to reconsider stripping away their right to host if they don't present a plan that will permanently solve the air pollution problem by the time the WOG come around.

The IOC should have known better. It was the same issue in 2008, and it's not getting any better. Thank god this time the venues in Beijing for 2022 will be the closed ones, with roofs.

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The IOC should have known better. It was the same issue in 2008, and it's not getting any better. Thank god this time the venues in Beijing for 2022 will be the closed ones, with roofs.

It'll depend to an extent on the exact causes of the pollution. If domestic heating is going to add to the smog in winter, they've got a huge problem.

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China approves train spur line to 2022 Winter Games site

BEIJING (AP) — China has approved the construction of a $1 billion high-speed rail extension to connect Beijing with the venue for many of the skiing events for the 2022 Winter Olympics, officials said Saturday.

The Zhangjiakou city government said the 53-kilometer (33-mile) line from the Hebei province city of Zhangjiakou to the town of Chongli will be ready by 2019. China is already building an almost $9 billion high-speed line from Beijing to Zhangjiakou, located about 140 kilometers (87 miles) northwest of the capital.

Beijing will host the indoor events but lacks the tall mountains and snow fall for skiing events. Chongli will host the Nordic and other events, while Alpine skiing and sliding sports will be held at a third site in Yanqing, just northwest of the capital.

The cost of the rail connections has not been included in the games' approximately $3 billion operating budget because Chinese authorities have said they would be built anyway as part of a national high-speed network.

Beijing is the first city to be awarded both the summer and winter Olympics.

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http://summergames.ap.org/article/china-approves-train-spur-line-2022-winter-games-site?utm_campaign=OLY&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter

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