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1999 Asian Winter Games

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1999 Asian Winter Games

IV Asian Winter Games
Slogan: Asia, Shining brightly through Everlasting Friendship
Nations participating 14
Athletes participating 798
Events 43 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony January 30
Closing ceremony February 6
Officially opened by Kim Dae-jung
Main venue Kangwon National University

The 4th Asian Winter Games were held from January 30 to February 6, 1999 in the mountainous northern province of Gangwon, South Korea.[1] The sites for the events were Yongpyeong, Chuncheon and Gangneung. Skiing events were successfully staged despite the record low snowfall being experienced by the region.[2]

Mascot

Official mascot The 1999 Winter Asiad mascot is a half-moon black bear cub.[3]

Sports

A total of 43 medal events in seven sports were played in the Fourth Winter Asian Games. Freestyle skiing was removed from the program while two more events were added to alpine skiing.

Participating nations

Names are arranged in alphabetical order. A total of 22 Asian NOCs sent delegations, with those that sent only officials.

Non-competing nations

Venues

Calendar

 ●  Opening ceremony     Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
January / February 1999 30th
Sat
31st
Sun
1st
Mon
2nd
Tue
3rd
Wed
4th
Thu
5th
Fri
6th
Sat
Gold
medals
Alpine skiing 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Biathlon 2 2 2 6
Cross-country skiing 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Figure Skating 1 3 4
Ice hockey 1 1 2
Short track speed skating 4 6 10
Speed skating 2 2 2 3 9
Total gold medals 6 10 4 6 6 10 1 43
Ceremonies
January / February 1999 30th
Sat
31st
Sun
1st
Mon
2nd
Tue
3rd
Wed
4th
Thu
5th
Fri
6th
Sat
Gold
medals

Medal table

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 15 10 11 36
2  South Korea (KOR) 11 10 14 35
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 10 8 7 25
4  Japan (JPN) 6 14 9 29
5  Uzbekistan (UZB) 1 1 1 3
Total 43 43 42 128

References

  1. ^ Official Website of the Chinese Olympic Committee
  2. ^ 4th Winter Asian Games - Olympic Council of Asia's Official Website
  3. ^ Logos and Mascots of Selected Sport Games and Sports
  • Ocasia
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