Jackie Chan sings for Beijing’s Winter Olympics bid

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  • Thursday, 19 Mar 2015

Jackie Chan is set to record a song to help Beijing in its bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022. Here, he's seen posing for photographers on the red carpet during the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards in 2014.

The kung fu actor plans to unleash a death kick on Kazakhstan’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics by lending his golden pipes to Beijing.

Chan’s song Wake Up Winter will be played for the first time when the International Olympic Committee’s evaluation committee visits the Chinese capital from March 24-28, Xinhua reported on March 14.

Beijing is bidding to become the first city to host both Winter and Summer Olympics and is the heavy favourite to beat Kazakhstan’s Almaty when the winning candidate is announced in July at the IOC session in Malaysia.

Chan was also involved in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, having recorded We Are Ready in the lead up to the Games and then performing the song at the closing ceremony.

The 60-year-old Hong Kong actor, director and producer, famed for his high-flying stunts performed in over 100 films, has also recorded a number of albums in English and Cantonese. – Reuters

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