Alex Ovechkin toboggans down Great Wall, feasts while in China


  • Ovechkin paid a visit to the Great Wall of China
  • People are already calling it the GR8 Wall now… bah Cheezy
  • Ovi was dressed in his Capitals sweater, which must have been extremely uncomfortable given the sweltering heat.
  • The 33-year-old was a good sport about the temperature, joking that he needed to find some water.
  • Whether it’s chugging beer with Lord Stanley, or sipping some H2O atop the Great Wall, Ovechkin definitely understands the importance of staying hydrated.
  • After taking a chairlift up to the summit, it was how Ovi got down that seemed like the best time.
  • Yes, that was Ovechkin tobogganing down one of the Wonders of the World.
  • Did he enjoy the experience? You bet.

“It was fun. Really fun,” Ovechkin beamed after successfully navigating the 1.5-km trail.


  • The Russian superstar also enjoyed a Chinese feast, and was lucky enough to be sitting in the host’s seat, which traditionally means he would have to pick up the bill.
  • That’s probably not an issue for a man who signed a $124-million contract, and he didn’t seem too concerned about the honour.
  • Highlights from the menu included goose liver, Kung Pao prawns, pigeon, and the pièce de résistance, Peking duck.

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