Beijing Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a 44-to-40 vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics. This makes Beijing the first city to hold both the summer and winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) awarded the games to Beijing on June 15, 2008.
In 2005, Athens, Greece, was voted down by its citizens in a referendum. Do you think that this decision was justified? Why or why not?
The IOC decided not to re-open the bidding process for the 2020 Summer Games because it wanted to give Beijing a chance to host the event. Do you think this was the right decision?
Bidding processes are usually reopened when a previous host city fails to meet international standards for hosting a successful games. So, keeping the 2020 bid closed was probably the best decision for the IOC. It wants to make sure that China's preparations are up to par before they award the games again.
At least seven cities were initially interested in bidding for the 2020 games. Only two countries made bids - France and Italy. Both of these countries have many problems with their finances.
Beijing will become the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympic Games in 2022.... host cities for both the summer and winter Olympic Games
|Opening ceremony||5 July 1924|
|Closing ceremony||27 July 1924|
Beijing will be the first city to host both the summer and winter Olympic Games in 2022. Eleven cities will have hosted the Olympic Games more than once: Athens (1896 and 2004 Summer Olympics), Paris (1900, 1924, and 2024 Summer Olympics), London (1908, 1948, and 2012 Summer Olympics), St. Louis (1908, 1948, and 2012 Summer Olympics), St. Louis (1908, 1948, and 2012 Summer Olympics), Hamburg (1920 and 1960 Summer Olympics), Amsterdam (1960 Summer Olympics), Montreal (1976 Winter Olympics) and Salt Lake City (2002 Winter Olympics).
Both the Summer and Winter Olympics have been held in Berlin multiple times. The city has served as the capital of Germany since 1949, when it was divided into four zones of occupation by the Allies following World War II. It was not allowed to hold elections until 1990, and its government was a communist one-party state until 1989. Since then, it has been governed by a coalition of parties.
Berlin also hosted the 1936 Olympic Games and the 2000 Olympic Games. However, neither event took place due to political circumstances. In 1936, Hitler opened with a big show of force by sending troops into the city to take control of the opening ceremony. The rest of the games took place despite this fact because there were still countries that supported Germany's participation and wanted to show their support for the country before it became clear what role it would play at the games. In 2000, the United States invaded Afghanistan to fight against terrorists who had taken over that country's government.
As of yet, no city has been chosen to host both the summer and winter games. After hosting the summer games in 2008, Beijing will be the first city to hold both the winter and summer games, hosting the winter games in 2022. Japan is the nearest place where the summer and winter games have been hosted,...
The following table shows the places that have held either the summer or winter olympics:
Place Summer Olympics Winter Olympics Tokyo Japan (1924) Vancouver Canada (2010) London England (2012) Pyeongchang South Korea (2018) Amsterdam Netherlands (2024)
Of the above locations, only Tokyo has also hosted the world fair before it starts - meaning that it can be considered a double-dipped event location. Amsterdam has expressed an interest in bidding for the 2024 Olympics, but its candidacy is not certain yet.
Sweden has had the most bids in the Winter Games that have failed to secure the rights to host the games at least once. Beijing is the only city in the world to hold both the Summer and Winter Olympics. Los Angeles is the only city to have hosted the Games more than once, having been chosen as the sole bidder for the Olympics.
It will be twelve years since an Asian city (Beijing 2008) held the Summer Olympics in 2020, and eight years since a European city hosted the Summer Olympics (London 2012). Tokyo has already held the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, making it one of the six candidates. The other four bidders have previously submitted bids.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected five cities to host future Olympic Games: Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Milan-Cortina for the 2026 Winter Olympics, Los Angeles for the 2028 Summer Olympics, and Brisbane for the 2032 Summer Olympics. The decision was made at the 125th IOC Session in Lima, Peru on 7 September 2013.
Beijing was elected by a vote of the full session of the IOC on 7 September 2013. This is the first time that China will host either the Summer or the Winter Olympics. The country also hosts the Paralympics annually. The IOC had previously stated that it would not select more than one city per continent except in cases of conflict or no nomination being received by the end of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 event in London. However, following the withdrawal of Los Angeles from the 2024 bid process due to concerns over cost overruns, Beijing was left as the only candidate city from Asia.
The other four cities were elected by simple majority vote of the members of the IOC. Paris received 105 votes to win the 2024 Summer Olympics while Milan-Cortina received 77 votes for 2026. Los Angeles was elected with 117 votes in favor and Brazil's Rio de Janeiro was elected with 71 votes against. No city from Europe won a vote.
In July 2015, an investigation was launched after several allegations of corruption during the voting process for the 2020 Summer Olympics.