Harbin 1996
The 3rd Asian Winter Games were held from February 4 to 11, 1996 in Harbin, China. North Korea was originally scheduled to host the games, but was not able to honour its commitment.

The International Olympic Committee's decision to hold the Winter and Summer Olympic Games two years apart affected the schedule of the 3rd edition of the Winter Asiad, as it had to be moved to 1996 in order to avoid being held at the same time as the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway.

Several NOCs, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Thailand participated in the games for the first time, expanding the number of participating countries to 17. Officially opened by Jiang Zemin
3rd Asian Winter Games  Harbin 1996
Opening Ceremony 04 Feb 1996
Closing Ceremony 11 Feb 1996
Host City Harbin
Country China
Nations Participating 18
Athletes 453
Events 43
Sports 8
Sports/Disciplines 9
Sports / Disciplines
Biathlon BT
Ice Hockey IH
Figure Skating FSK
Short Track Speed Skating STS
Speed Skating SSK
Alpine Skiing ALS
Cross Country Skiing CCS
Freestyle Skiing FRS
Ski Jumping SIJ
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Asian Marks

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Emblem, Harbin 1996

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Mascot, Harbin 1996
The 1996 Winter Asiad mascot is Doudou, a character inspired by the pea plant.

Asian Results

Final Medal Table

Sport Federations

Asian Federations

International Federations