Beijing the first city in the world to host both Winter and Summer Olympics

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With the inauguration of the 24th Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing by the Chinese President Xi Jingping on 4 February,Beijing became the only city in the world  to host Summer and Winter Olympics .

It hosted the 29th Summer Olympics 2008.

  • The  opening ceremony was held at the Beijing National Stadium also called the  Birds Nest which incidentally also  hosted the 2008 summer olympics .

  • The opening ceremony  was attended by 22 world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin  and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

  • The Indian flag was carried by the lone Indian participant Arif Khan who will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom event .

Points to remember 

  •  It is 24th Winter Olympics Games 

  • The 23rd game was  held  in Tokyo, Japan in 2018.

  • The 25 th Winter games will be held in the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2026.

  • The Mascot of the Beijing Olympics :  Bing Dwen Dwen -- a panda dressed in a full-body "shell" made out of ice. 

  • Motto of the games :  Together for a shared future 

  • Total participating country : 91

  • Closing ceremony  on 20 February 2022.

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