Beijing selected for 2022 Winter Olympics

By Stephanie Eisenberg | seisenberg@8newsnow.com

Published 07/31 2015 03:10AM

Updated 07/31 2015 03:13AM

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Beijing was selected Friday morning to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

The decision came down at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Beijing was up against Almaty, Kazakhstan as potential host cities, after Oslo, Munich and Stockholm decided not to pursue plans to host the winter sports competition.

Beijing already has a proven track record for hosting the Olympic games. It hosted the summer version of the games in 2008.

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