Asian Games (Yàyùnhuì 亚运会)

Judy POLUMBAUM

The opening ceremonies of the sixth Asian Winter Games in Chuangchun.

The Asian Games bring together athletes from Asian and Middle Eastern nations every four years to compete in conventional Olympic sports, as well as traditional regional and national sports. China and Japan dominate the events, which often serve as practice rounds for the Summer Olympics. China first hosted the event, the eleventh Asian Games, in Beijing in 1990.

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