Rudi Ying, a promising 21-year old Chinese ice hockey player seized global attention when he was just nine years old. Some pundits speculate, if things goes well, he could be the future Jeremy Lin of ice hockey. We were glad to meet Rudi on the ice rink in between his training and matches.
Many high-profile NHL players might disagree, but for the majority of athletes, making it to the Olympics is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity.
In less than three years from the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, China's ice sports teams are getting ready for the big event.
Back in May 17 last year, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) granted the Chinese women and men's hockey teams automatic qualification in the 2022 Winter Olympics.