1986 Asian Winter Games
|Host city||Sapporo, Japan|
|Events||35 in 4 sports|
|Opening ceremony||March 1|
|Closing ceremony||March 8|
|Officially opened by||Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
President of the Olympic Council of Asia
|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. 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. Participating in a total of 35 events in seven sports were 430 athletes and officials from seven countries.
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.
- Alpine skiing (4) ( )
- Biathlon (3) ( )
- Cross-country skiing (6) ( )
- Figure skating (4) ( )
- Ice hockey (1) ( )
- Short track speed skating (8) ( )
- Speed skating (9) ( )
- Demonstration sports
- Ski jumping (1) ( )
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.
|3||South Korea (KOR)||1||5||12||18|
|4||North Korea (PRK)||1||2||5||8|