Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games received a boost after eight companies have announced they are backing the bid.
The companies are Beijing Bank, Beijing Automotive Group, Tencent Group, Snow Beer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Anta sports, True Colour Stationary and Sandaogu Travel.
The backers were unveiled at a signing ceremony held in Beijing that was attended by China’s President Xi Jinping, who also met with high ranking Olympic officials including International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach.
A decision on the host city for the 2022 Games will be made next summer.
Beijing is bidding with Zhangjiakou, 200 km. away.