2003 Asian Winter Games

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V Asian Winter Games
5th winter asiad.png
Host city Aomori, Japan
Nations participating 17
Athletes participating 641
Events 51 in 5 sports
Opening ceremony February 1
Closing ceremony February 8
Officially opened by Crown Prince Naruhito
Athlete's Oath Kiminobu Kimura
Torch Lighter Kayoko Fukushi
Main venue Aoi-mori Arena, Aomori City

The 5th Asian Winter Games took place from February 1 to February 8, 2003 in Aomori Prefecture, Japan.

Mascot[edit]

The 2003 Winter Asiad mascot is Winta, a black woodpecker.[1]

Venues[edit]

The venues for the 2003 Winter Asiad were distributed all over Aomori Prefecture.

  • Ajigasawa Town:
    • Ajigasawa Ski Area - Freestyle skiing, snowboarding
  • Aomori City:
    • Aomori City Sports Complex - Curling
    • Aomori Prefectural Skating Rink - Figure skating
  • Hachinohe City:
    • Nagane Park Speed Skating Rink - Speed skating
    • Niida Indoor Rink - Ice hockey (men's)
  • Iwaki Town:
    • Iwaki General Athletic Park - Biathlon
  • Misawa City:
    • Misawa Ice Arena - Ice hockey (women's), short-track speed skating
Official mascot
  • Owani Town:
    • Ajara Athletic Park - Cross-country skiing
    • Owani Onsen Ski Area - Alpine skiing
    • Takinosawa Ski Jumping Hill - Ski jumping

Sports[edit]

A total of 51 medal events in 11 medal sports were contested in the 5th Asian Winter Games. Freestyle skiing was reinstated, and ski jumping, a demonstration sport in past Winter Asiads, was included in the official roster of medal events. The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of events for the sport.

Demonstration sports

Participating nations[edit]

Names are arranged in alphabetical order. The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants (athletes and officials) that the NOC contributed.[2]

Non-competing nations

Calendar[edit]

 ●  Opening ceremony     Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
January / February 2003 30th
Thu
31st
Fri
1st
Sat
2nd
Sun
3rd
Mon
4th
Tue
5th
Wed
6th
Thu
7th
Fri
8th
Sat
Gold
medals
Alpine skiing pictogram.svg Alpine skiing 1 1 1 1 4
Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon 2 2 2 6
Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing 2 1 1 1 1 1 7
Curling pictogram.svg Curling 2 2
Figure skating pictogram.svg Figure Skating 1 3 4
Freestyle skiing pictogram.svg Freestyle skiing 2 2
Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey 1 1 2
Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating 4 6 10
Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping 1 1 2
Snowboarding pictogram.svg Snowboarding 1 1 1 3
Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating 2 4 3 9
Total gold medals 6 10 6 8 8 13 51
Ceremonies
January / February 2003 30th
Thu
31st
Fri
1st
Sat
2nd
Sun
3rd
Mon
4th
Tue
5th
Wed
6th
Thu
7th
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8th
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Gold
medals

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 24 23 20 67
2  South Korea (KOR) 10 8 10 28
3  China (CHN) 9 11 13 33
4  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 7 7 6 20
5  Lebanon (LIB) 1 1 0 2
6  North Korea (PRK) 0 1 1 2
7  Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 0 1 1
Total 51 51 51 153

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