On September 13, 2017, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Beijing will be the host city of the Winter Olympics in 2022. This will be the second time that Beijing has hosted the Winter Olympics; the first was in 2008. The other finalist cities were Almaty, Kazakhstan and Oslo, Norway. Oslo withdrew its bid in October 2014 after a majority of Norwegians voted against hosting the games. A number of other smaller sports venues are also planned to be built in Beijing, including six new stadiums. In July 2011, the IOC selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. In September 2013, the IOC announced that it was considering bidding on both summer and winter games in 2020 and 2022, respectively.
Beijing will be the third city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics as well as the first since Los Angeles in 1932. The 2008 Olympic venues are due for completion by 2018. In April 2008, the Beijing Municipal Government and the IOC signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of Olympic venues in the city.
The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) was established in 1993. The purpose of BOCOG is to promote and organize the Games, with a focus on legacy construction and post-games legacy projects. In November 2013, the IOC selected China as the host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Olympic Museum was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa and will comprise four buildings on the south bank of the Bird’s Nest. The museum is expected to open in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics. In 2014, the Olympic Green was officially opened. The park is located in the Olympic Forest Park, and will be used as a venue for many of the sports during the 2022 Winter Olympics. The Olympic Green is a park, covering an area of , located in the urban district of Zhangjiakou. It was built to replace the Olympic Forest Park, which had been used in previous Olympics as a venue for competitions. In 2015, the Beijing Olympic Green was used for the 2022 Winter Youth Olympics. After the conclusion of these games, it will be converted into an urban park for use by residents of Zhangjiakou. The park will also be used as a venue during the 2022 Winter Olympics.