Beijing and the northern city Zhangjiakou are bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday. The Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) sent a formal nomination letter to the International Olympic Committee on Sunday to launch the bid which is supported by the Chinese government. Beijing and Zhangjiakou have the natural conditions and infrastructure to successfully host the event, the COC was quoted as saying. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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