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 799
Events 43 in 4 sports
Opening ceremony January 30
Closing ceremony February 6
Officially opened by Kim Dae-jung
President of South Korea
Main venue Yongpyong Indoor Ice Rink
Website kangwonasiad.or.kr
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The 4th Asian Winter Games were held from January 30 to February 6, 1999, in the province of Kangwon (Gangwon), South Korea.[1] The games were staged in three different clusters in the province which were Yongpyong, Kangnung (Gangneung) and Chunchon (Chuncheon). The name Yongpyong was derived from the Yongpyong Resort.

On December 2, 1993, the Olympic Council of Asia announced that South Korea would host the 4th Asian Winter Games in 1999. South Korea initially aimed to host the previous 3rd games but hosted these 4th games which were decided at the same time with the 3rd games.

Mascot[edit]

Official mascot

The 1999 Winter Asiad mascot is Gomdori (곰돌이), a half-moon black bear cub.[2]

Venues[edit]

Yongpyong[edit]

Kangnung (Gangneung)[edit]

Chunchon (Chuncheon)[edit]

  • Chunchon Outdoor Ice Rink (dismantled in 2010) – Speed skating

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

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 (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)15101136
2 South Korea (KOR)*11101435
3 Kazakhstan (KAZ)108725
4 Japan (JPN)614929
5 Uzbekistan (UZB)1113
Totals (5 nations)434342128

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 제4회 강원 동계아시아경기대회 공식보고서 (The 4th Kangwon Asian Winter Games Official Report) (in Korean). The 4th Kangwon Asian Winter Games Organizing Committee. 30 August 1999. 

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