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How China created a winter sports frenzy

Downtown Bend Public Library, Brooks Room: With little natural snow, scruffy mountains and virtually no tradition of playing snow and ice sports, China seems like an unlikely place to host the next Winter Olympics. Yet something remarkable is afoot in the Middle Kingdom. By the time the Games roll around in 2022 the Chinese government hopes to have created hundreds of millions of skiers and snowboarders among other winter sports enthusiasts. Writer Tim Neville has made six trips to China to explore this phenomenon and will talk about what he has learned. More

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