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in A move reminiscen­t of the famous Jamaican bobsled team immortalis­ed in the John Candy 90s classic Cool Runnings, Saudi Arabia is preparing to train up skiers and snowboarde­rs to compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

The emerging tourism destinatio­n, known for its arid desert areas and soaring temperatur­es, has hired the best snow sports coaches in Europe to get its athletes up to speed to compete, with its winter team to be based at the indoor ski centre inside the bustling Riyadh Mall.

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