1990 Asian Winter Games

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II Asian Winter Games
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Host city Sapporo, Japan
Nations participating 9
Athletes participating 310
Events 33 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony March 9
Closing ceremony March 14
Officially opened by Akihito
Emperor of Japan
Athlete's Oath Seiko Hashimoto
Main venue Makomanai Indoor Stadium
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The 2nd Asian Winter Games were held from March 9 to March 14, 1990, in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan.[1] India was originally scheduled to host the second edition of the games, but due to technical and financial difficulties it gave up its hosting rights to Japan in 1989.[2] The 2nd Winter Asiad saw three NOCs participating in the games for the first time: Chinese Taipei, Iran and the Philippines.[3]


Events from only six sports were held in the Second Winter Asiad. Figure skating was temporarily out due to conflict with the 1990 World Figure Skating Championships, while Large-hill (90m) Ski Jumping was again a demonstration sport.

Demonstration sports

Participating nations[edit]

Teams from Iran, Chinese Taipei and the Philippines made their debut at the event, which had a total of over three hundred athletes entering from nine nations.[4]

Non-competing nations

Hong Kong, which had sent a delegation of figure skaters to the last games, this time sent only officials.

Medal table[edit]

  Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 18 16 13 47
2  China (CHN) 9 9 8 26
3  South Korea (KOR) 6 7 8 21
4  North Korea (PRK) 0 1 4 5
5  Mongolia (MGL) 0 0 1 1
Total 33 33 34 100