The 2nd Asian Winter Games were held from March 9 to 14, 1990, in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan. 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. The 2nd Winter Asiad saw three NOCs participating in the games for the first time: Chinese Taipei, Iran and the Philippines.
|II Asian Winter Games|
|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|
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.
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.
Hong Kong, which had sent a delegation of figure skaters to the last games, this time sent only officials.
Host nation (Japan)
|3||South Korea (KOR)||6||7||8||21|
|4||North Korea (PRK)||0||1||4||5|
|Totals (5 nations)||33||33||34||100|
| Asian Winter Games
II Asian Winter Games (1990)
Alpine skiing at the 1990 Asian Winter Games took place in the city of Sapporo, Japan from 10 to 13 March 1990 with four events contested — two each for men and women. Slalom events would later be substituted for Super Giant Slalom events in the next Winter Asiad but reinstated in the 1999 Winter Asian Games in South Korea.Bae Ki-tae
Bae Ki-tae (Hangul: 배기태, Hanja: 裴基兌, born 3 May 1965 in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi-do) is a former speed skater from South Korea. In 1990, he became the first Korean speed-skater to win a senior championship, winning gold at the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships held in Tromsø, Norway. In addition, Kim participated in the World Allround Speed Skating Championships and won the 500 metres 3 times (1987, 1988 and 1990).Biathlon at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
Biathlon at the 1990 Asian Winter Games took place in the city of Sapporo, Japan with three events contested — all of them men's events. The competition took place from 10 March to 13 March 1990 at the Makomanai Park. China finished first in medal table with two gold medals.China at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
China competed in the 1990 Asian Winter Games which were held in Sapporo, Japan from March 9, 1990 to March 14, 1990.Cross-country skiing at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
Cross-country skiing at the 1990 Asian Winter Games took place in the city of Sapporo, Japan with six events contested — three each for men and women.Hur Seung-wook
Hur Seung-Wook (born 25 April 1972 in Suwon) is a South Korean alpine skier who competed at five consecutive Winter Olympics from 1988 to 2002.
He is the second Korean, after shooter Lee Eun-chul, to compete at five Olympics.Ice hockey at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
Ice hockey at the 1990 Asian Winter Games took place in the city of Sapporo, Japan. Just like in the inaugural edition of the Winter Asiad, only four nations competed in the sport: China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.India at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
India participated in the 1990 Asian Winter Games held in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan, from March 9 to March 14. India failed to win any medal in the Games.Kim Ki-hoon
Kim Ki-hoon (born July 14, 1967) is a retired short track speed skater and the first gold medalist in the Winter Olympics for Korea. Kim is a three-time Olympic Champion and 1992 Overall World Champion.Kim So-hee (speed skater)
Kim So-Hee (Hangul: 김소희, Hanja: 金昭希) (born September 16, 1976 in Daegu) is a retired female South Korean short track speed skater who competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics and in the 1994 Winter Olympics. She won one Gold medal and one Bronze medal from the Olympics. She is the 1992 Overall World Champion for Short-track speed skating, and is the first Woman from South Korea to have become one.
In 1992 she finished ninth in the 500 m competition.
Two years later she was a member of the Korean relay team which won the gold medal in the 3000 m relay event. In the 1000 m discipline she won the bronze medal and in the 500 m competition she finished fifth.
Kim retired soon after 1997 Winter Universiade, where she won Gold medal for 1000m Short-track speed skating.Lee Joon-ho (speed skater)
Lee Joon-ho (Hangul: 이준호, Hanja: 李準鎬, born 7 September 1965) is a South Korean short track speed skater. In 1990, he became the first Korean to win the Overall World Short Track Speed Skating Championships. Lee won a gold medal in 1992 Winter Olympics as a member of 5000m relay team. He also won an individual bronze medal in 1000m.Mo Ji-soo
Mo Ji-soo (Hangul: 모지수; born 3 June 1969) is a South Korean short track speed skater, who won a gold medal in the 5000 m relay at the 1992 Winter Olympics together with teammates Kim Ki-hoon, Lee Joon-ho, and Song Jae-kun.Short track speed skating at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
Short track speed skating at the 1990 Asian Winter Games took place in the city of Sapporo, Japan with ten events contested — five each for men and women. Relay events for both men and women were added in this edition of the Winter Asiad.South Korea at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
South Korea (IOC designation:Korea) participated in the 1990 Asian Winter Games held in Sapporo, Japan from March 9, 1990 to March 14, 1990.Speed skating at the 1990 Asian Winter Games
Speed skating at the 1990 Winter Asian Games took place in Makomanai Skating Centre Sapporo in the city of Sapporo, Japan with nine events contested — five for men and four for women.Speed skating at the 1990 Asian Winter Games – Men's 1000 metres
The men's 1000 metres at the 1990 Asian Winter Games was held on 12 March 1990 in Sapporo, Japan.Speed skating at the 1990 Asian Winter Games – Men's 5000 metres
The men's 5000 metres at the 1990 Asian Winter Games was held on 10 March 1990 in Sapporo, Japan.Speed skating at the 1990 Asian Winter Games – Men's 500 metres
The men's 500 metres at the 1990 Asian Winter Games was held on 10 March 1990 in Sapporo, Japan.Ye Qiaobo
Ye Qiaobo (born August 3, 1964 in Changchun, Jilin) is a Chinese speed skater. She competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics and in the 1994 Winter Olympics.
In 1992, she won the silver medal in the 500 metres event as well as in the 1000 metres competition. Her silver in the 500m is the first ever medal for a Chinese athlete at the Winter Olympics.
Two years later she won the bronze medal in the 1000 metres contest and finished 13th in the 500 metres event.
She was the winner for World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Women in 1992 and 1993.
Events at the 1990 Asian Winter Games (Sapporo)