1999 Asian Winter Games

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IV Asian Winter Games
4th winter asiad.png
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[edit]

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

Sports[edit]

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[edit]

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

Non-competing nations

Venues[edit]

Calendar[edit]

 ●  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 pictogram.svg Alpine skiing 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon 2 2 2 6
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure Skating 1 3 4
Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey 1 1 2
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating 4 6 10
Speed skating pictogram.svg 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[edit]

      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

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