New Zealand Winter Games

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Asian Winter Games
New Zealand Winter Games Logo.png
Abbreviation NZWG
First event 2009 New Zealand Winter Games
Occur every two years
Last event 2009 New Zealand Winter Games
Purpose Multi sport event
Website http://wintergamesnz.com/

The New Zealand Winter Games is a multi-sport event held every two years for international athletes. The event is organised by the Winter Games New Zealand Trust.

Overview[edit]

The Games are organised by the Winter Games New Zealand Trust with the support of the Government of New Zealand, Sport and Recreation New Zealand and the New Zealand Olympic Committee.[1]

The inaugural New Zealand Winter Games was held in August 2009 in the New Zealand city of Dunedin and the towns Queenstown, Wanaka and Naseby which are all situated in the Otago Region of New Zealand.[1] Events included alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, and snowboarding. As well as two demonstrative events of winter triathlon and luge.[2] Canada was the overall winner of the games, with the United States and Japan in second and third respectively.[2]

The second Winter Games are set to be held in August 2011. Methven, which is situated in the Canterbury Region, was added as a venue alongside the venues from the previous Games.[1] The number of events was increased from seven to nine. Winter triathlon was promoted to a full event and speed skating was added.[3]

List of Games[edit]

Year Hosts Dates Nations Competitors Sports Events Ref
2009
Details
Dunedin, Naseby, Queenstown, Wanaka 21 August – 30 August 41 816 7 51 [2]
2011
Details
Dunedin, Methven, Naseby, Queenstown, Wanaka 13 August – 28 August 50 1000 9 38 [1][4]
2013
details
Naseby, Queenstown, Wanaka 15 August – 25 August 5 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About Us". Winter Games New Zealand Trust. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "Event Report". Winter Games New Zealand Trust. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Winter Games NZ Programme 2011". Winter Games New Zealand Trust. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Athletes Come Together for WSF Para-Snowboard World Cup at Cardrona Alpine Resort". Winter Games New Zealand Trust. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 

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