Organised by the General Administration of Sport of China and undertaken by the People’s Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the 14th National Winter Games will be held from 16 to 26 February 2020 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
The National Winter Games (NWG), held every four years, is the largest winter multi-sports event of the highest standard in the country. It aims to nurture and train sports talents and promote winter and summer sports so as to encourage wider participation in ice sports, strive for continuous improvement and raise the competitiveness of athletes in the international arena, thereby achieving the goal of “participation with wonderful performance” (“參賽也要出彩”) in the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
The main venue of the 14th NWG is located at Hulunbuir while the sub venues are located at Chifeng, Ulanqab and Xilingol. The opening ceremony will be held in the speed skating hall of the Ice Sports Training Centre in Hailar District, Hulunbuir on 16 February 2020. This is the sixth NWG that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR) has taken part in since its first participation in 1999.
There are 14 competition events in the 14th NWG, including Skating (Speed Skating, Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating), Skiing (Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, Ski Jumping, Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined), Biathlon, Curling, Ice Hockey, Bobsleigh (Bobsleigh, Skeleton), Luge, Roller Skating, Inline Hockey, Land Curling, Roller Skiing, Roller Skiing + Rifle Shooting, Grass Ski Jumping and Grass Ski Jumping + Roller Skiing. A total of 22 disciplines. For Youth Division Events, there are Skating (Speed Skating, Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating), Skiing (Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding), Biathlon, Curling and Ice Hockey. For Sport-for-all Events, there are Ice Dragon Boat and Snow Football.
In view of a notification from the General Administration of Sport of China, the 14th National Winter Games (NWG) scheduled to be held between 16 and 26 February 2020 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will be postponed to facilitate the implementation of the disease prevention and control measures. Detailed arrangements will be announced later.
In light of the postponement of the 14th NWG, the Flag Presentation Ceremony of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Delegation scheduled to be held on 7 February 2020 at Tsuen Wan Sports Centre has been postponed until further notice.