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IOC To Choose Almaty Or Beijing As Host Of 2022 Winter Olympics On Friday

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

Hosting duty for the 2022 Winter Games hangs in the balance as the IOC kicks off its annual session in Kuala Lumper shortly before 9am local time Friday (9pm Thursday ET). Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Beijing will make their final cases to the IOC in separate presentations set to begin at 10:30am local t...

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