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 45
Sports 5
Sports/Disciplines 11
Participating NOCs
AFG Afghanistan
KAZ Kazakhstan
PHI Philippines
BRN Bahrain
KOR Korea
QAT Qatar
BAN Bangladesh
KUW Kuwait
KSA Saudi Arabia
BHU Bhutan
KGZ Kyrgyzstan
SIN Singapore
BRU Brunei Darussalam
LAO Laos
SRI Sri Lanka
CAM Cambodia
LIB Lebanon
SYR Syria
CHN China
MAC Macau
TPE Chinese Taipei
MAS Malaysia
TJK Tajikistan
HKG Hong Kong
MDV Maldives
THA Thailand
IND India
MGL Mongolia
TLS Timor-Leste
INA Indonesia
MYA Myanmar
TKM Turkmenistan
IRI Iran
NEP Nepal
UAE United Arab Emirates
IRQ Iraq
OMA Oman
UZB Uzbekistan
JPN Japan
PAK Pakistan
VIE Vietnam
JOR Jordan
PLE Palestine
YEM Yemen
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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6F Itoh Bldg. Kita-4, Nishi-4, Chuo-ku Sapporo 060-0004 Japan

Telephone: +81 11 242 2017
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