China’s ‘father of skiing’ hopes games will attract more ordinary folks to the sport

BEIJING: Shan Zhaojian stretches his arms and legs to warm up as the 83-year-old prepares to ski down a mountain just outside China’s capital of Beijing.

The bespectacled skier is technically retired, but thanks to his nickname as China’s “father of skiing”, he has been a prominent icon in the country’s campaign to encourage an interest in winter sports as it gears up to host the Winter Olympics from Feb.…

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