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    How is Beijing Hosting the Olympics Again?

    With the Winter Olympics set to begin in under two months, some are wondering why Beijing is host again after it was host to the Summer Olympics in 2008. Beijing will become the first city in Olympic history to host both the Winter and Summer Games. The reasoning behind this is due to as many as six European countries dropping out of the bidding race.

    They dropped out of the bidding because of the doping -scandal-ridden 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The publicly known price tag for those Sochi Olympics was US$51 billion which deterred many bidders. When the International Olympic Committee started the voting stage in 2015, there were only two candidates, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

    The vote was very close but Beijing won 44-40, but IOC President Thomas Bach hinted at the suggestion of voting irregularities. Two high-profile cities that dropped out of the bidding process were Oslo and Stockholm. They were shortly joined by Krakow, Poland, Lviv, and Ukraine as they withdrew as well. Both St. Moritz, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany were rejected by the public in voter referendums.

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