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Monday, November 21 2022 - 20:31
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China holds first domestic ice and snow event in post-Winter Olympics era
YICHUN, China, Nov. 21, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

In 2022, China entered the post-Winter Olympics era. From November 13 to 19, 
the 2022 Chinese Curling League (Yichun) was held in Yichun City, northeast 
China's Heilongjiang Province. It was the first ice and snow event held in 
China in the post-Olympic era, attracting more than 120 players from 24 teams 
from national training teams and 8 provincial-level regions. 

Aiming at the 2026 Winter Olympics, the league will help test the training 
effect of players, select more talents, continuously promote the long-term 
development of Chinese curling, and improve the overall strength of domestic 
teams, according to the Information Office of Yichun Municipality.

In recent years, Yichun city has vigorously developed ice and snow sports and 
strived to become the "hometown of curling". The city, famous for its forests 
and dinosaur fossils, is an important eco-tourism city in northern China. It is 
the largest forest city in China, with a forest cover rate as high as 84.7 
percent, and has the largest and most intact primeval Korean pine forests. In 
the post-Winter Olympics period, Yichun will develop its curling economy based 
on green ecology and attract more people to participate in the sport by 
promoting curling culture.

Source: The Information Office of Yichun Municipality

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