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Beijing 2022 vs 2008: Two Olympics and two very different Chinas – BBC News

  • Stephen McDonell
  • BBC reporter from Beijing

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The 2022 Winter Olympics will start in February this year.

Beijing is about to become the first city in the world to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics, but from 2008 to 2022, many things have changed.

This time around, the mood of the people, the attitude of the host government, and the expectations of the world are all different than before.

I covered the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and still live in China’s capital. In 2022, the atmosphere will definitely be very different.

Of course, the Summer Olympics always get more attention than the Winter Olympics because more countries invest in it. By the way, the new crown epidemic is also an important factor.

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