Waxing x-country skis at the Asian Winter Games

Two of my Professional Development students do a much better job with their blogs than I ever could by showing the splendor of the Opening Ceremony that happened last Sunday night.  These are photos from Future Abroad from what she witnessed in the arena, she is one of 1,000s of volunteers during this week of competitions.  Yesterday I featured photos from New Challenge who also has been blogging about this amazing sporting event.

Future Abroad initially signed up for this because she wanted to practice her English with hosting a foreign guest, being a translator for them .  She had no idea that she would get a wonderful wardrobe and free tickets to ALL events.  The Opening Night must have been spectacular to see.  Look at some of her photos for yourself here and here.

Asian Winter Games 2011 – Participating Countries

1.Afghanistan; 2.Bahrain; 3.China; 4.Hong Kong; 5.India; 6.Iran; 7.Japan; 8.Kazakhstan; 9.Kuwait; 10.Kyrgyzstan; 11.Jordan; 12.Lebanon; 13.Malaysia; 14.Mongolia; 15.Nepal; 16.North Korea; 17.Palestine; 18.Pakistan; 19.Philippines; 20.Qatar; 21.Singapore; 22.South Korea; 23.Chinese Taipei; 24.Tajikistan; 25.Thailand; 26.United Arab Emirates; 27.Uzbekistan.

The above list and following table is something I got off the U.S. embassy circular that is sent around every week.  Good information about PAST Winter Games.


List of Asian Winter Games
Year
Games
Host
1st place
2nd place
3rd place
1986
I
Sapporo
Japan (29)
China (4)
South Korea (1)
1990
II
Sapporo
Japan (18)
China (9)
South Korea (6)
1996
III
Harbin
China (15)
Kazakhstan (14)
Japan (8)
1999
IV
Gangwon
China (15)
South Korea (11)
Kazakhstan (10)
2003
V
Aomori
Japan (27)
South Korea (10)
China (9)
2007
VI
Changchun
China (19)
Japan (13)
South Korea (9)
2011
VII
Astana-Almaty

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