Changchun, February 16 (http://www.chinajilin.com.cn/)—The 8th Asian Winter Games will be held in Sapporo Japan from February 19 to 26, 2017. The founding ceremony for the delegation of Team China was held at Winter Sports Management Center of State Sport General Administration on February 10, 2017. China is said to send a 236-member delegation to attend the forthcoming winter games, including 157 athletes to compete in five sports, 11 disciplines and 64 events during the games. Thirty eight athletes including Han Tianyu, Wu Dajing and Li Zijun from Jilin Province have been selected into the delegation to compete with their counterparts in the ice and snow games scheduled for this year.
The Asian Winter Games is the largest comprehensive winter sports meeting in Asia. The edition is the last large-scale event and also a good chance for Team China before the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The performance of all Chinese athletes will also become a miniature reflecting the development level and ability of China to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.