President of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, Thomas Bach delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the FIFA congress in Zuerich, Switzerland on Thursday May 28, 2015. The FIFA congress with the president's election is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The IOC has highlighted serious challenges facing the two bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics, including pointed concerns over Beijing’s air pollution and lack of natural snow and Almaty’s budget risks and limited experience in hosting major events.

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