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The Asian Winter Games (AWG) is an international multi-sport event held every four years for members of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) which features winter events.

List of Asian Winter Games

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref
1 1986 Sapporo  Japan Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah 1 March 8 March 7 293 4 35  Japan (JPN)
2 1990 Sapporo  Japan Emperor Akihito 9 March 14 March 9 310 4 33  Japan (JPN)
3 1996 Harbin  China President Jiang Zemin 4 February 11 February 17 453 4 43  China (CHN)
4 1999 Gangwon  South Korea President Kim Dae-jung 30 January 6 February 14 798 4 43  China (CHN)
5 2003 Aomori  Japan Crown Prince Naruhito 1 February 8 February 17 641 5 51  Japan (JPN)
6 2007 Changchun  China President Hu Jintao 28 January 4 February 25 796 5 47  China (CHN)
7 2011 AstanaAlmaty  Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev 30 January 6 February 26 843 5 69  Kazakhstan (KAZ)
8 2017 Sapporo  Japan Crown Prince Naruhito 19 February 26 February 32 1,147 5 64  Japan (JPN)
9 2021 Future event
  • For the 2017 Games, the Olympic Council of Asia invited athletes from the Oceania region. Two countries from the region (Australia and New Zealand) participated along with 30 NOCs from Asia.
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