5 Reasons Picking Beijing To Host The Winter Olympics Makes No Sense

With its temperate climate, questionable human rights and environmental records, and restrictive media environment, Beijing is a surprising choice to host a major global event like the Winter Olympics.

Regardless, the International Olympic Committee announced on Friday that it had selected the city of over 21.5 million people to host the 2022 Games. Beijing narrowly won out over Almaty, Kazakhstan — which observers criticized for its own troubling human rights record — making it the...

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