Beijing to submit bid for 2022 Winter Games
Beijing, Jan 5 (IANS)
Beijing will formally submit the 2022 Winter Olympic Games bidding report to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Tuesday in Lausanne.
Chinese Olympic Committee president Liu Peng and Beijing 2022 Bid Committee president and mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun headed the team, whose presentation in Lausanne will weigh heavily in Beijing's bidding process, reports Xinhua.
The IOC will send an evaluation team to China in March before it elects the host city of the 2022 Winter Games from either Beijing or Almaty, Kazakhstan capital, July 31 in Kuala Lumpur.
Beijing would co-host the Games with Zhangjiakou, a Hebei province city some 200 kilometres northwest of Beijing, if it won the 2022 bid.
Ice sports would be staged in Beijing while snow events would be held in Zhangjiakou.