Fang­shan hosts icy chal­lenges

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

The China Ice Climb­ing Cham­pi­onships and the China (Fang­shan) Ice Climb­ing Open will be held on Jan 16-17 in Beijing’s south­ern sub­ur­ban dis­trict of Fang­shan.

Or­ga­nized by the Chi­nese Moun­taineer­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and China Sports Daily, the event is ex­pected to at­tract more than 100 of the na­tion’s top climbers for the men’s and women’s speed com­pe­ti­tions.

A se­ries of fun climb­ing ac­tiv­i­ties will also be held on the side­lines.

In the lead-up to the 2022 Win­ter Olympic Games in Beijing and Zhangji­akou, China is pro­mot­ing ice and snow sports by en­cour­ag­ing 300 mil­lion res­i­dents to take up win­ter ath­letic ac­tiv­i­ties.

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