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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic bid promoted in Bird’s Nest New Year celebration (photos)

Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 30: (CHINA OUT) Rehearsal activities are held for the 2015 new year’s Countdown Party at the Bird’s Nest (also known as National Stadium) on December 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. Actresses and actors conduct their finally rehearse to greet the new year party which will bw held in the night of December 31 at the Bird’s Nest. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

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Beijing took another step in promoting its 2022 Winter Olympic bid at a New Year’s celebration at the 2008 Olympic Green, including using the Bird’s Nest stadium, Water Cube and Olympic champion short track speed skater Yang Yang (A).

Beijing 2022 published a promotional video and Twitter account two months ago.

The International Olympic Committee will vote to determine the 2022 Winter Olympic host on July 31 in Kuala Lumpur.

Here are images from Wednesday night, via The Associated Press and Getty Images:

Beijing New Year's Celebration

Chinese people hold a giant banner with the logo for Beijing’s Winter Olympics bid as they celebrate the New Year in front of the National Stadium during a new year’s countdown event in Beijing, China Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Organizers showcase Beijing’s 2022 Winter Olympics bid to kick off the new year. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

AP

Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 30: (CHINA OUT) Rehearsal activities are held for the 2015 new year’s Countdown Party at the Bird’s Nest (also known as National Stadium) on December 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. Actresses and actors conduct their finally rehearse to greet the new year party which will bw held in the night of December 31 at the Bird’s Nest. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 31: Young hockey player perform during a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 31: Chinese folk artists dressed in costume drama performances during the New Year’s Eve count down to 2015 during a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Lintao Zhang

Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 31: Bird’s Nest (also known as National Stadium) is illuminated during a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 31: Bird’s Nest (also known as National Stadium) is illuminated during a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Beijing New Year's Celebration

XX during a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China.

Lintao Zhang

Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 31: Winter Olympic champion Yang Yang attended a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Beijing New Year's Celebration

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 31: Young hockey player perform during a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Beijing New Year's Celebration

XX during a New Year’s eve countdown event to promote the city’s 2022 Winter Olympic bid at Olympic Park on December 31, 2014 in Beijing, China.

Lintao Zhang

Beijing New Year's Celebration

Chinese artists rehearse during a New Year’s Eve countdown event in front of Beijing’s National Stadium, Known as the Bird’s Nest in Beijing on December 31,2014. Beijing is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, with a decision on the winning city to be made in July 2015. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

AFP/Getty Images

Beijing New Year's Celebration

People skate before a New Year’s Eve countdown event in front of Beijing’s National Stadium, Known as the Bird’s Nest in Beijing on December 31,2014. Beijing is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, with a decision on the winning city to be made in July 2015. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

AFP/Getty Images

Beijing New Year's Celebration

People skate before a New Year’s Eve countdown event in front of Beijing’s National Stadium, Known as the Bird’s Nest in Beijing on December 31,2014. Beijing is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, with a decision on the winning city to be made in July 2015. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

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