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Beijing has hosted numerous international and national sporting events, the most notable was the 2008 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Other multi-sport international events were also held in the capital. In 2022 Beijing and his neighbouring cities will host the XXIV Olympic Winter Games. Beijing will become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics. It will also become the largest city ever to host the Winter Olympics, a distinction currently held by Vancouver, which hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The number of sports facilities in Beijing has risen. As of 2016, Beijing has reached 2.25 m² space per capita. Beijing's large stadiums ensure the possibility to hold large international events. Beijing is truly a city of sports.

The people in Beijing share the love for sport. In a latest poll, people regarded fitness as the 5th living element after clothing, food, shelter and travel.
It is forecasted that Beijing's sports industry revenue is 40 billion yuan in 2022. With the Olympic Games, Beijing will build 16 new indoor ice rinks, 50 new outdoor skating rinks and 30 new snow entertainment venues.

In the next coming years, sport will remain an important aspect in Beijing.
For more informaiton: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/feature_2/SportsinBeijing/

Source: eBeijing.gov.cn
Date: 2017-06-13