Harbin 1996

Opening Ceremony 04 Feb 1996
Closing Ceremony 11 Feb 1996
Host City Harbin
Country People's Republic of China
Nations Participating 18
Athletes 453
Events 43
Sports 8
Sports/Disciplines 9

Description

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

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

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