Beijing first to host both Summer and Winter Games

Speed skaters at a training session at the National Speed Skating Oval in Beijing, ahead of the start of the Winter Games. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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BEIJING - The year 2008 was when Olympic fever first hit China, and it remains etched in the memory of many people in Beijing.

Ms Michelle Xiong remembers the excitement walking down the Sanlitun shopping belt in Beijing, 30 minutes before the opening ceremony started on Aug 8.

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