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Skiing medical team gears up for Game

Source:China Daily
Updated:2022-01-28 17:03:09

Over the past four winters, more than 70 medical professionals from Beijing and Hebei province have gathered on snow-covered slopes to practice their skiing skills.

They have been training as emergency responders to provide first aid to injured skiers and help transfer them off the ski courses. Dubbed "China's first generation of skiing doctors", the team is set to make its official debut at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, which will open on Feb 4.

"When I went for training, some of my friends thought that I'd left for a nice vacation at a ski resort," said Li Rui, a neurosurgeon at China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing and a member of the medical team.