• Bloomberg


China’s most successful Winter Olympics team ever is a motley lineup that includes the son of hockey legend Chris Chelios, a former child actor and a Louis Vuitton model, and it could be the future of sports in the country.

While China has long been dominant at the summer games, it had never enjoyed the same success in winter disciplines because it lacked a developed system of coaches, willing pupils and familiarity with ice and snow sports. To build this year’s 178-person delegation — more than double the number of athletes it sent to Pyeongchang in 2018 — China went on search at home and abroad for winners.

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