2022 Olympic Winter Games/election of Beijing
Paris, August 1, 2015
I extend my warmest congratulations to the city of Beijing on being elected host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
The outstanding efforts made by the Chinese authorities, their professionalism and the success of the 2008 Olympic Games played a great part in this decision.
I wish the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games every success and am sure that they will effectively promote the universal values upheld by sport./.