POSTED: July 25th 2015
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Olympics: Beijing 2022 delegation arrives for 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur

(L-R) Beijing 2022 delegation leaders Mayor Wang Anshun and Sports Minister Liu Peng step off the plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport © Beijing 2022
(L-R) Beijing 2022 delegation leaders Mayor Wang Anshun and Sports Minister Liu Peng step off the plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport © Beijing 2022

Beijing 2022 Ambassadors and Members (from left): Hou Bin, Zhao Hongbo, Shen Xue, Zhang Haidi, Yao Ming, Yang Lan, and Li Nina © Beijing 2022
Beijing 2022 Ambassadors and Members (from left): Hou Bin, Zhao Hongbo, Shen Xue, Zhang Haidi, Yao Ming, Yang Lan, and Li Nina © Beijing 2022

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Ahead of the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session, a high-level delegation for Beijing 2022 arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today. The Session will select the Host City for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The delegation was comprised of sports officials and senior government, including Wang Anshun, Mayor of Beijing and President of the Beijing 2022 Bid Committee; Zhang Haidi, Chairperson of China Disabled Persons' Federation; and Liu Peng, Minister of Sport and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee. Also, an influential panel of Beijing 2022 Bid Ambassadors and top Chinese athletes, including Yao Ming and Li Nina also joined the Beijing 2022 team.   

Mayor Wang Anshun stated, "At less than a week before the 2022 Host City Election, we continue our hard work to showcase to the Olympic Family, the strengths of our bid boasting guaranteed delivery and tremendous potential for winter sports."

 He went on to add, "We were able to lead a productive dialogue with the IOC throughout the campaign, and we are convinced that there are multiple reasons why Beijing would be the ideal, athlete-centered, sustainable and economical, choice for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. We have put together a strong team to enhance this message once again in the finish line."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


Keywords · Beijing 2022 · Olympic bidding · Olympic · Paralympic · IOC


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