IOC inspectors left Beijing Sunday after offering praise for the Chinese capital's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics that, if successful, would make it the first city to hold both the winter and summer games.
The International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission said on Saturday that its five-day inspection visit to Beijing has assured members that the Chinese capital is capable of hosting a successful Winter Olympics in 2022.
When Hou Bin, an athlete who lost his left leg in a train accident at the age of 9, raised himself up on a cable to light the caldron at the 2008 Paralympic Games at the National Stadium, the whole world applauded in awe, not only for the successful lighting of the flame but also for the Paralympic spirit he embodied.
Boasting ready-made skiing facilities and scenic views of the Great Wall, Beijing's co-host city Zhangjiakou for the 2022 Winter Olympics will welcome global winter sports fans with modern hospitality and traditional heritage should the bid succeed.
Hoops fever ignited by authentic National Basketball Association competition will rock a Southern China metropolis for the first time, as the NBA announced on Wednesday it will bring its global games back to China this autumn.