Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations

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Posted: Jul 30, 2015 9:34 PM
Chinese vice premier, Kazakh prime minister head delegations

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov will head the Almaty delegation and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will lead the Beijing team in the final presentations to the IOC ahead of the vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Mayors from both cities — Wang Anshun, who is also the president of the Beijing bid committee — and Almaty's Akhmetzhan Yessimov — are also on the teams which will make their presentations Friday to an expected 86 IOC members eligible to vote.

Two retired sports stars — former NBA player Yao Ming and two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Li Na — will appear on behalf of Beijing, while Sochi Olympic figure skating bronze medalist Denis Ten is on the Almaty team.