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1986 Asian Winter Games

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1986 Asian Winter Games

I Asian Winter Games
Host city Sapporo, Japan
Nations participating 7
Athletes participating 293
Events 35 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony March 1
Closing ceremony March 8
Officially opened by Fahad Al-Sabah
Athlete's Oath Yoshio Hoshino
Main venue Makomanai Indoor Stadium

The 1st Asian Winter Games were held from March 1 to 8, 1986 in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan.[1] The Japanese Olympic Committee first suggested the idea of having a continent-wide winter version of the Asian Games in 1982. With Sapporo's expertise and infrastructure available after successfully hosting the 1972 Winter Olympics, the Olympic Council of Asia General Assembly in Seoul in 1984 decided to give Japan the privilege of hosting the first ever Asian Winter Games.[2] Participating in a total of 35 events in seven sports were 430 athletes and officials from seven countries.[3]


A total of 35 events from 4 sports and 7 disciplines were held in the First Asian Winter Games. Large-hill (90m) Ski jumping was a demonstration sport.

Demonstration sports

Participating nations

7 National Olympic Committees (NOC) entered teams in the 1986 Asian Winter Games. Below is a list of the nations with the number of competitors indicated in brackets.

Medal table

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 29 23 6 58
2  China (CHN) 4 5 12 21
3  South Korea (KOR) 1 5 12 18
4  North Korea (PRK) 1 2 5 8
Total 35 35 35 105


  1. ^ World of Chinese Stamps and Philatelic Items
  2. ^ 1st Winter Asian Games - Olympic Council of Asia's Official Website
  3. ^ AWAGOC News
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