China is a nation of production lines and here's another novice skiers children mostly going through their paces on slopes partially covered in artificial snow the ski run is in the Chong Li district where some of the events in 2022 will take place the beginners include function whose father brought her here from their home eight hours drive away I really like skiing I enjoy the fast speed when I go down a slope it's so exciting and so much fun that fun will cost her father almost $800 for two days including accommodation but it's worth it he says yes ah it can be expensive if you want to be really good at it but for some short-term fun it's affordable these skiers won't be in China's next squad for 2022 but they are helping raise the profile of winter sports where Olympic success for the Chinese remains elusive not so long ago skiing was regarded as a decadent unaffordable Western pastime but among China's growing middle class the sport is becoming more popular encouraged to take to the slopes by the country's president President Xi Jingping has set a lofty goal for 300 million more people to take up winter sports according to government figures the number of enthusiasts in 2016 was less than 11 million to help make skiing more accessible to the masses hundreds more resorts are being built the approach of the Winter Games is helping transform areas like Chong Li when ho spends half his day working down a nearby mine the rest managing a ski rental shop he's had more than ten thousand customers since the season began four months ago the government now considers winter sports an important industry investors are also seeing opportunities ski resource in this area now generate more tax revenue than the coal mines just under half the venues for 2022 are in the capital they include several used in the 2008 summer games that have been repurposed for winter events and unlike 2008 Chinese Olympic officials may feel they have less to prove now than they did then Adrian Brown al Jazeera in Chong Li northeast China

πŸ‚ China boosts winter sports ahead of 2022 Olympics
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8 thoughts on “πŸ‚ China boosts winter sports ahead of 2022 Olympics

  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    It's good China feels less need to prove herself. That's how real self-confidence should be.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    They need to make several permanent venues for the Olympics that can be prosperous well built up communities instead of always moving it causing long term losses to the communities they pick to destroy.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    lol

    they're not even going to have water by that time.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    Yep, prosper show up. Now the nationalist will start selling drugs and dope with legal means and never breaking any nationalist laws…..rofl….nation are problem.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    Olympics is a joke…a cheaters paradise…and 100s of Billion$ in revenue and not a dime goes to the athletes that make the olympics possible…

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    There is 100s of countries why is China having another?Should go somewhere it hasnt been before.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    Every single town and shop will be deserted after the games.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    First comment (I think)

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