By Liam Morgan

Beijing 2022 have released a promotional video in support of their bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ©Beijing 2022Beijing 2022 have released a promotional video entitled "Beijing Come On!" which features high-profile celebrities supporting the Chinese capital's bid to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The short video boasts a host of stellar names, including former Manchester United and Real Madrid footballer David Beckham, who appears alongside Chinese basketball star Yao Ming and double Olympic snowboarding champion Shaun White, all of whom are backing Beijing's bid.

America's White, a multiple X-Games gold medallist, is one of the most well-recognised names in Winter sport, while Beckham played a leading role in helping London secure the right to stage the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Also featured in the clip is triple Olympic short track speed skating champion Zhou Yang, as well as Zhang Hong and Yang Yang, who have both topped the podium at Winter Olympic Games in speed skating.

The video, released after the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission inspection visit last month, incorporates clips sent to the Organising Committee by Chinese residents in support of the bid, in which they are shown taking part in Winter Olympic sports and other outdoor activities in Beijing and Zhangjiakou.

Residents were asked to tag Beijing 2022 in their attempts to be included in the video on social media or to send their videos directly to the Organising Committee, who then selected the best entries.

Beijing and Kazakh city Almaty are the only two candidates vying to stage the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the IOC due to elect the winning host at the 127th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur on July 31.

Beijing are basing a high emphasis on using existing facilities after they successfully hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. 

As many as five Beijing 2008 venues are set to be utilised with Opening and Closing Ceremonies being held in the Bird's Nest Stadium.

Beijing 2022 also claim they are hoping to capitalise on their experience of hosting major international sporting events and they aim to present an athlete-centred bid which has the support of the Chinese Government, local residents and businesses.

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