Beijing 2022

On July 31, 2015, at the 128th IOC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The only other contender was Almaty, Kazakhstan. In view of the grave human rights abuses linked to the 2008 Beijing Games, Human Rights Watch expressed its deep concern and urged the International Olympic Committee to ensure that China fully respect the Fundamental Principles of the Olympic Charter--including the "preservation of human dignity"--and the human rights requirements of Olympic Agenda 2020.