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Sochi Olympic figure skating bronze medalist Denis Ten speaks during the Almaty bid presentation for the host city for the 2022 Winter Games, at the 128th International Olympic Committee session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July, 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

IOC chooses host city for 2022 Winter Olympics; winner to be announced at ceremony shortly

The IOC selected a host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, with the winner to be announced later at an official ceremony. Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, were the only two candidates in the voting by the International Olympic Committee. After the second vote, IOC President Thomas Bach said a host city had been elected.