Fan qualifies for Luge World Cup in first for China – media

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of the National Sliding Centre, a venue of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, during an organised media tour in Beijing's Yanqing district, China February 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

November 19, 2021

BEIJING (Reuters) – Luger Fan Duoyao, who finished 17th in a qualification round, will be the first Chinese man to enter the Luge World Cup, which will kick off in Beijing on Nov. 20, according to a report from state-owned CCTV on Friday.

The World Cup will take place at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre in Beijing, and will also double as an event for athletes to qualify for the Winter Olympics next February.

(Reporting by Gabriel Crossley; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)