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By Eun Kyung Kim

Beijing has made history. By nabbing the hosting rights to the 2022 Winter Olympics, the city became the first to be awarded both a summer and winter games.

The International Olympics Committee voted Thursday to give the games to Beijing, which edged out Almaty, Kazakhstan for the right.

Beijing also hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, giving the world a grand opening ceremony and overall experience that many TODAY reviewers recalled fondly.

Others with tender memories of those Summer Games: Matt Lauer and Al Roker.

The pair went for the gold as they tried out various sporting events the last time they went to Beijing for the Olympics. Check out the time they gave rhythmic gymnastics a whirl.

“2022 Winter Olympics” trended on Twitter in the wake of the announcement that the Chinese capital has become the first city ever awarded both winter and summer Games. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.TODAY
Matt Lauer and Al Roker participate in rhythmic gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.TODAY
Matt Lauer and Al Roker participate in rhythmic gymnastics at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.TODAY