The Asian Winter Games (Winter Asiad) has been held about every four years since 1986. Japan has been the most successful country, leading the all-time medal tally over China, Kazakhstan and South Korea.
Only seven nations attended the first Asian Winter Games in 1986. This has grown to include 32 nations at the last Games held in 2017. For the 2017 Games, the Olympic Council of Asia invited athletes from Australia and New Zealand, who participated along with 30 NOCs from Asia.
The next Asian Winter Games are due to be held in 2025 (a break of 8 years), in Harbin China. The 2029 Games are planned for Trojena of Neom, Saudi Arabia
The sports on the program for the Asian Winter Games are similar to the Winter Olympics. Four sports that are part of the Winter Olympics and not included are bobsleigh, luge, Nordic combined, and skeleton, left out mainly due to infrastructure limitations.
- Alpine skiing
- Cross-country skiing
- Figure skating
- Freestyle skiing
- Ice hockey
- Short track speed skating
- Ski jumping
- Speed skating
Previously Held Sports
- Bandy (2011)
- Ski Orienteering (2011)
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