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Beijing has won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in favour of the Chinese capital, who were up against Kazakhstan's largest city, Astana.
A secret ballot took place between IOC members in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this morning.
Beijing becomes the first city awarded the rights to stage the summer and winter games after hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics.
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Paris will once again bid for the Olympic Games, it has been confirmed.
The French capital has previously failed to procure the 1992, 2008 and 2012 games, having last held them in 1924.
Bernard Lapasset, who will lead the campaign, said: "Paris is delighted to officially confirm its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games - an important first milestone as our host city campaign journey commences.
"We believe that this bid and our goal to host the 2024 Games will excite, unite and enthuse the people of Paris, our entire nation and lovers of Olympic and Paralympic sport all over the world."
Snooker, chess, bridge and tug of war have applied to be including as events at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Baseball and softball have also applied, along with squash, after they missed out when wrestling was reinstated by the IOC in 2013.
Squash will be hoping to be included for the first time after also missing out to golf and rugby sevens to be added to the 2016 Games while baseball and softball, popular in Japan, is bidding to return for the first time since 2008.
The Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Programme Panel announce a shortlist of events on June 22, with a final decision made by the IOC in August next year.
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British Olympic hero Lizzy Yarnold has claimed her second victory of the current World Cup skeleton season in Konigssee, Germany.
The British slider completed her two runs in one minute 44.24 seconds, a comfortable 0.71 seconds ahead of second-placed German Anja Huber.
Yarnold, 26, started the season with victory in Lake Placid but was forced to miss the following race in Calgary after experiencing dizzy spells. She returned to form by taking silver last week in Altenberg.
"I think eventually I've learned to relax on this track," Yarnold said. "It's taken me six years and I've eventually got it!"