Asian Winter Games 2017

The Asian Winter Games 2017 is the eighth season of the winter games in Asia. The country that would host the Asian Winter Games is Japan and it is being hosting the event for the fourth time. With one city Sapporo, which is hosting its third Asian Winter Games and Aomori is the other place where the event was organized in the year 2003. Asian Winter Games where to take place in the year 2015, but the games were moved ahead and scheduled within one year before Winter Olympic Games 2018. The decision that was made by the Olympic Council of Asia's general assembly is to schedule the Asian Winter Games 2017 in Sapporo, which was announced by Mayor Fumio Ueda with no other bidding city on 15th of January 2011 and then declared the right to award Sapporo to host the games with expected total cost around 3.5 billion Yen's. Sapporo has hosted previous Asian Winter Games in 1986 and 1990.

The opening ceremony would be held on 19th February, while the closing ceremony on 26th February 2017. A City that would host in coordinating with Sapporo is Obihiro which includes 30 countries and 1,200 competitors approximately.

Organizing Committee at Asian Winter Games 2017:

Honorary President: Takeda Tsunekazu (President of the Japanese Olympic Committee)

>President: Ueda Fumio (Mayor of Sapporo)

Vice President: Kawano Hirobumi (Vice President of the Japanese Olympic Committee)

Sporting events in Asian Winter Games 2017:

Skiing: Ski Jumping, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing and snowboard

Skating: Speed skating, Figure skating and Short Track speed skating.

The other sports that include are Ice hockey, Curling and Biathlon.

Venues: Stadiums and Arena's in Sapporo and speed skating to be held in Obihiro at Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval.

Asian Winter Games 2017
Host city Sapporo, Japan Asian Winter Games 20117
Nations participating  
Officially opened by
Emperor Akihito
Opening ceremony February 19th, 2017
Closing ceremony February 26th, 2017
Main Venue Sapporo Dome


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Asian Winter Games 2017 Closing Ceremony
Asian Winter Games 2017 Official-Sponsors

Asian Winter Games 2011

2011 Asian Winter Games will be commenced in Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan. This will be the 7th Asian Winter Games. However, it was documented for these hosting cities way back on January 5, 2006 in Kuwait.  The government of Kazakhstan has now started building and renovating amenities for the games. The government has made plans of constructing good sport facilities. The budget seems to be a little higher as it is estimated to be $ 726 million USD. The new construction plan for the sports facilities of the Asian Games also includes Medeo skating and bandy rink and the Shymbulak skating area. Timur Dosymbetov has been elected as the Director General of the Executive Body of the 2011 Asian Winter Games. He said, “The games are considered good experience in hosting for the city of Almaty.”

Asian Winter Games 2011 Slogan: "Unity of purposes—unity of spirit!"