- 1999 Asian Winter Games
Name = IV Asian Winter Games
Optional caption = Slogan: "Asia, Shining brightly through Everlasting Friendship"
Nations participating = 23
Athletes participating = 798
Events = 43 in 7
Opening ceremony = January 30
Closing ceremony = February 6
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Asian Winter Gameswere held from January 30to February 6, 1999in the mountainous northern province of Kangwon, South Korea. [ [http://en.olympic.cn/games/asian/2004-03-27/121757.html Official Website of the Chinese Olympic Committee] ] The sites for the events were Yongpyeong, Chuncheonand Gangneung. Skiing events were successfully staged despite the record low snowfall being experienced by the region. [ [http://www.ocasia.org/4WAG.asp 4th Winter Asian Games - Olympic Council of Asia's Official Website] ]
The 1999 Winter Asiad mascot is a half-moon black bear cub. [ [http://www.aldaver.com/other.html#wasiads Logos and Mascots of Selected Sport Games and Sports] ]
A total of 43 medal events in seven sports were played in the Fourth Winter Asian Games.
Freestyle skiingwas removed from the program while two more events were added to alpine skiing.
*Short Track Speed Skating
National Olympic Committees
Names are arranged in alphabetical order by their IOC designations. A total of 23 Asian NOCs sent delegations, with those that sent only officials according to [http://www.people.com.cn/english/199901/31/A108.html this] report marked with an asterisk (*). If available, the number of athletes and officials sent will be indicated inside the parentheses. The list below is incomplete, as some NOCs are still missing.
*flagicon|BAN Bangladesh *
*flagicon|BHU Bhutan (1 athlete)
*flagicon|HKG Hong Kong, China
*flagicon|IND India (12 athletes) [ [http://www.indianexpress.com/res/web/pIe/ie/daily/19990108/00850995.html Team for Winter Games selected without holding trials] ]
*flagicon|JPN Japan (101 athletes, 61 officials)
*flagicon|KAZ Kazakhstan (126 athletes and officials)
*flagicon|KOR Korea (102 athletes, 34 officials)
* Macau *
*flagicon|NEP Nepal *
*flagicon|CHN People's Republic of China (147 athletes and officials)
*flagicon|PHI Philippines *
*flagicon|SIN Singapore *
*flagicon|SRI Sri Lanka *
*flagicon|VIE Vietnam *
(Host nation highlighted)
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