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Sapporo, Obihiro named 2017 Winter Asiad co-hosts

Tuesday 01st February, 03:03 AM JST

ASTANA, Kazakhstan —

The Olympic Council of Asia decided Monday that the Japanese cities of Sapporo and Obihiro will co-host the 2017 Asian Winter Games. The OCA General Assembly approved them as there were no other candidates.

Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda signed a hosting contract for the eighth Asian Winter Games in place of the cities’ representatives. Sapporo hosted the first two editions of the Asian Winter Games in 1986 and 1990. Aomori staged the fifth edition in 2003.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/sports/view/sapporo-obihiro-named-2017-winter-asiad-co-hosts

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too bad Iran and Lebanon didn't bid for the games... they actually had a great ski resorts and facilities :(

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Iran does not have the facilities, and Lebanon was actually awarded the games in 2009, but they were stripped of the rights.

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Tokyo, Japan: The OCA will be heading back to Japan in 2017 for the 8th Asian Winter Games, and organisers gave a brief outline of the host city and provisional sports programme at the 30th OCA General Assembly in Tokyo on Thursday.

The 8th AWG will be held in Sapporo, host of the 1972 Winter Olympics and 1986 and 1990 Asian Winter Games, and in Obihiro, a specialist venue for speed skating.

Although the dates have not been finalised, it is planned to have seven competition days somewhere between January 21 and February 19, using five venues. There will be 11 disciplines in five sports: biathlon, curling, ice hockey, skating and skiing.

The organising committee will be established by March 2013.

http://www.ocasia.org/News/IndexNewsRM.aspx?redirect=2087

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The 8th AWG will be held in Sapporo, host of the 1972 Winter Olympics and 1986 and 1990 Asian Winter Games, and in Obihiro, a specialist venue for speed skating.

There were no candidates. OCA had requested be held in Japan.

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Looks like Ski orenteering and Bandy have been dropped which were added by Kazakhstan at the last games. Wheres the Luge, Skeleton and Bobsleigh? India would win gold for all we know in Men's luge :lol:

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Looks like Ski orenteering and Bandy have been dropped which were added by Kazakhstan at the last games. Wheres the Luge, Skeleton and Bobsleigh? India would win gold for all we know in Men's luge :lol:

Ski orenteering and Bandy it was included in order to obtain lot of medals only for Kazakhstan. Sliding center in Asia is the only one in Nagano. India held in 1990 Winter Asian Games, but had to return.

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I didn't know that the game comes to Japan. The logo is like a symbol of the cult group or new religion :lol: .

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I didn't know that the game comes to Japan. The logo is like a symbol of the cult group or new religion :lol: .

i heard that the logo means 5 sports , 5 of asia's sub-regions with the OCA sun as the center and the logo shaped like the hokkaido island.....

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i heard that the logo means 5 sports , 5 of asia's sub-regions with the OCA sun as the center and the logo shaped like the hokkaido island.....

The shape of the sun is almost like that of Uruguay's or Argentina's national flag. It also resembles the mark on the right top in this page,search......>Forums>magnifying glass>a mark for advanced research,this is it. Those blue lines are wonderful but the sun is melting and destroying everything. :lol:

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the sun is from OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) emblem

and also featured in other OCA games' logos

Didn't know that the sun is used for some Asian games.

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