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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