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Date: Monday, April 2, 2012
Team headquarters at Hotel Viking
In June, the Chinese Polo Team will make its debut in the Newport International Polo Series. The team includes the top players in China, hailing from the Tang Polo Club in Beijing, where the sport of polo is rapidly re-emerging with explosive vigor after a hiatus of nearly a millennium. Rare artifacts have revealed the sport’s early history in the far east. “We are excited to have the team from China making its debut in June to set the tone of our 21st season and rank among the top events in Newport this summer,” explains Dan Keating, USA team captain and founder of the Polo Series. The Hotel Viking will be the team’s headquarters, located at the top of Newport’s Historic Hill, the Newport landmark offers the character and service of a small boutique hotel, resonating with Old World charm and modern amenities.