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

Description

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).

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Biathlon
    BT
  • Curling
    CR
  • Ice Hockey
    IH
  • Skating
    • Speed Skating
      SSK
    • Figure Skating
      FSK
    • Short Track Speed Skating
      STS
  • Skiing
    • Ski Jumping
      SIJ
    • Cross Country Skiing
      CCS
    • Alpine Skiing
      ALS
    • Freestyle Skiing
      FRS
    • Snowboard
      SIS

NEWS

Sapporo AWG champion Choi pain-free for PyeongChang
29 Jan 2018

Incheon, Korea, January 28, 2018: Korea’s 2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games ladies’ figure skating champion, Choi Da-bin, declared herself pain-free on Sunday with the PyeongChang Winter Olympics just days away, reports Yo.....

Sapporo 2017 Official Report captures magic of 8th AWG
08 Nov 2017

Sapporo, Japan, November 8, 2017: Asia’s National Olympic Committees will be reliving the memories and the success of the OCA’s 8th Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, thanks to the publication this month of the Off.....

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