Sapporo 2017
The Asian Winter Games will return to Japan for the eighth edition in 2017. The first two Asian Winter Games were held in Sapporo in 1986 and 1990, and the third edition at Aomori in 2003.

Sapporo is the picturesque capital of Hokkaido – the most northerly of Japan’s four main islands – and hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1972. The city of Obihiro will share the hosting duties with Sapporo in 2017 by staging the speed skating events.

Organisers plan to hold the 8th AWG 2017 for February 2017, and present five sports: biathlon, curling, ice hockey, skating (figure skating, short track and speed skating) and skiing (alpine, cross country, freestyle, ski jumping and snowboard).
8th Asian Winter Games  Sapporo 2017
Opening Ceremony 19 Feb 2017
Closing Ceremony 26 Feb 2017
Host City Sapporo
Country Japan
Nations Participating 32
Sports 5
Sports/Disciplines 11
Sports / Disciplines
Biathlon BT
Curling CR
Ice Hockey IH
Figure Skating FSK
Short Track Speed Skating STS
Speed Skating SSK
Alpine Skiing ALS
Cross Country Skiing CCS
Freestyle Skiing FRS
Snowboard SIS
Ski Jumping SIJ
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The 8th Sapporo Asian Winter Games Organizing Committee (SAWGOC) has unveiled

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Sapporo Asian Winter Games Organising Committee
6F Itoh Bldg. Kita-4, Nishi-4, Chuo-ku Sapporo 060-0004 Japan

Telephone: +81 11 242 2017
Fax: +81 11 215 1009

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