Nordic Vikings today invented Bandy in China togehter with Hokay.
First the Vikings Group, led by Per-Erik Holmström Zhang Yuan Hokay, Wang Long, Shouting Zhang and former world class Bandy legend Hans Johansson was in Chengde, meeting the Chairman of the Skating Association in Chengde, for the planning of the Bandy Winter Classic – with the slogan when Bandy comes home. Bandy Winter Classic will take place on a lake in the park to the summer residence of the Qing Dynasti. The lake has a tradition of skating in over 350 years. Then in Hokay Ice Rink in Xing Long Park Beijing Hans Johansson showed the young Hokay generation some of the skills who made him the world best player in the 90ties. Hans has also been a lttle bit of a pioneer as he become the first European person to play in any Russian League during his hight..
The reason for Inventing the Bandy sport in China is to help the Sport to reach the Olympics in Beijing 2022. Bandy is one of Russias and Swedens most classic and beatiful games with an tradition older than Ice Hockey in this countries. The simplicity of the game is often explaimed in the worlds “Football on Ice” as the Classic Bandy is played on a football pitch with 11 players, among them a goalie, but with a stick and ball. Players like Hans Johansson has been given a lot to this beatiful game Per-Erik ended..