Kazakhstan: Will Almaty Win the Winter Olympics?

The Medeu speed skating ring lies between the winter sports resort of Shymbulak in the Tian Shan mountain range and Almaty, which has put in a bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Medeu is one of 10 venues that Almaty is presenting to host various sports and ceremonies in the global sporting event. (Photo: Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management of Almaty)

The David and Goliath struggle between Almaty and Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games comes to its conclusion on July 31 as the delegates of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meet in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to decide who will

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Paul Bartlett is an Almaty-based freelance writer.

Kazakhstan: Will Almaty Win the Winter Olympics?

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