2007 Asian Winter Games

2007 Asian Winter Games

2007 Asian Winter Games

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The 6th Asian Winter Games were held in Changchun, People's Republic of China from January 28 to February 4, 2007. The Winter Games are a smaller version of the Winter Olympics, a celebration of Winter sports in Asia. This is the second time that China hosted the Winter Asiad; the first was in Harbin in 1996.

Preparation

Preparation for the games began four years before the event. In the months leading up to the games the preparation was led by the Acting Governor of Jilin, Han Changbin.

Mascot



The 2007 Winter Asiad mascot is Lulu, a deer seen around Changchun commonly. It is a species of the sika deer, a native of East Asia. In the Chinese culture, this deer is considered to be a symbol of good luck and fortune . It is said to be featuring a mild temper, a sporty spirit and quick response. Lulu is expected to represent the welcoming smile of the Changchunans.

Emblem

Combining the movements of a ski jumper and a short-track speed skater, the emblem of the 2007 Asian Winter Games consists of two Chinese calligraphy strokes. The blue C-shaped stroke calls to mind the first letter of Changchun and represents the city's characteristic as the "city of ice and snow" and "city of science and technology". The bottom green stroke symbolizes peace ("friendship first, competition second") and...
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