Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The International Olympic Committee voted in favor of China's capital over Kazakhstan, which was the only other competitor. 

If it seems like China just hosted the Olympics, it's because they did -- the 2008 Summer games were held in Beijing. In fact, many of the same venues used then will be used in 2022. Leading up to the vote, China gave itself a boost by promising to improve the country's toxic air pollution by 2022. Human rights activists had urged the IOC to reject China's bid to host the games based on their poor human rights record, so protests are expected. (NY Times)