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Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics, angering human rights groups

Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics, angering human rights groups

Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee announced Friday, making the Chinese capital the first city to host both a Summer and Winter Games. Members of the IOC, meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, announced the decision after a secret ballot, eliciting cheers from Chinese state media outlets and an outcry from activists and human rights groups. The contest came down to Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, after other contenders melted away, with citizens and politicians in democratic countries including Sweden, Norway and Poland voicing deep reservations about the cost of staging the event. That left the IOC – which recently...

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