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Jackie Chan backing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Jackie Chan lends celebrity support to Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Jackie Chan backing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid

BEIJING (AP) -- Action movie star Jackie Chan is throwing his support behind Beijing's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, even recording a song promoting the campaign.

Chan appeared Wednesday with bid officials to introduce his new tune "Wake Up Winter," saying he was prepared to help the bid in any way he could.

Best known for performing his own stunts in more than 100 movies, Chan also has recorded albums in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. He was a big booster of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, where he sang at the closing ceremony.

Beijing is aiming to become the first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics and is considered the favorite in this election over sole rival Almaty, Kazakhstan. The winner will be announced July 31.


Updated : 2021-09-19 22:14 GMT+08:00