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Kazakh City Almaty Out To Upset Chinese Capital Beijing For 2022 Winter Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 27 / 15

Beijing "will go head-to-head with the little-known Kazakh city of Almaty for the right to host the 2022 winter Olympics" when the IOC elects the winner at its session in Malaysia next week, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Beijing, which hosted the 2008 Games, "is looking to become the fir...

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