|Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong makes the successful pitch for Beijing|
Here we go again -- Beijing has been awarded the rights to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.It was a pretty lopsided race to start with, though the Chinese capital was considered a weak contender in the beginning.
|Pro-Tibet demonstrators present a dramatic protest|
The Chinese delegation also brought out its star power -- Yao Ming and Li Na -- interesting that the retired tennis superstar would be willing to show up, but maybe because she's a mother now, pitching for Beijing gets her some brownie points.
|Residents in Zhangjiakou hold a sign saying, "We did it!"|
One thinks Beijing's promise of having snow -- some form of it -- on the mountains seems like a huge one that may not be fulfilled, though now that all eyes are on Beijing again, it will have to be on its best behaviour from today until 2022.
He felt cities were needlessly going into debt holding these events, spending money to build Olympic venues that are collecting dust.