Almaty and Beijing pledge February 2022 Winter Olympic dates – risking FIFA World Cup clash

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Almaty and Beijing, the two cities in the running to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, have made their Candidature Files public and have both pledged to hold the event from February 4 to 20.

The February dates present the distinct possibility of there being a clash with the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with some having thought the candidates might opt for a later date to avoid the prospect of such a clash. Continue reading