Beijing 2022: The Games of Muted Joy
John Wendt, a former professor of the Department of Ethics and Business Law, recently wrote an article titled “Beijing 2022: The Games of Muted Joy”. This article was published in the Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Journal, which is the official publication of the Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries of the American Bar Association.
The bidding process for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games to be held in 2022 was filled with excitement and anticipation. Several cities initially began bidding to host the games between 2012 and 2014. However, as time passed, many of these cities dropped out of the running.
On July 31, 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ultimately chose Beijing, China, over Almaty, Kazakhstan, to host the 2022 Games. Beijing’s bid won by a vote of 44-40. This decision made Beijing the first city to be awarded both the Summer and Winter Games. The news brought joy and excitement to many people around the world who were eagerly looking forward to seeing China play host to this prestigious event.