China post issued a memorial stamp as Beijing successfully bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics, beating Almaty, Kazakhstan with tiny margin.
The IOC selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 31, 2015.
Beijing successfully bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics
The stamp design highlights the 2022 Winter Olympics logo and the performance of the Beijing bid to host the event.
The design is supplemented by snow-capped backdrop of the Great Wall and visual experience of Winter snow.
Beijing is the first city in the world to host both Summer and Winter Olympic Games and that within the span of just 14 years.
Beijing received 44 votes from International Olympic Committee delegates meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, while Almaty received 40.
There was a strong conflicted among the voters whether to give the Games to a country with plenty of resources but virtually no winter sports history, or to send them to Central Asia for the first time in a still-developing former Soviet republic.
Beijing plans to use some of its venues from the Summer Games, including the Bird’s Nest stadium and the Water Cube arena.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Olympic Green on Friday to celebrate the announcement. People waved giant Chinese flags, and dancers in red robes were there to perform.
Title: Beijing successfully bid to host 2022 Winter Olympics memorial stamp
Date of Issue: 31 July 2015
Denominations: 1.20 yuan
Source: China Post