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Liu Yandong: The Successful Bid for Winter Olympics Is a Significant, Joyful and Great Event for All Chinese People

On the afternoon of July 31 local time, after the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session announced at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, that Beijing was awarded to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, Liu Yandong, head of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid delegation and Vice Premier, gave interview to Chinese and foreign media.

Liu Yandong expressed that it is a joyful and heartening moment. China’s being awarded to host the 2022 Winter Olympics Games and Paralympic Games shows the trust and support from the IOC and the international community for China and its people. Beijing will be the first city to both have hosted the Summer Olympic Games and also to host the Winter Olympic Games. This is a significant, joyful and great event for all Chinese people.

During the bidding process, we were strongly supported by Chinese people from home and abroad, including the compatriots in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. Hereby, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude.

We are confident and competent to fully fulfill our commitments, presenting a splendid, brilliant and extraordinary winter Olympic event to the world.

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