On October 8, which marks exactly 500 days until the Opening Ceremony of the Sapporo Asian Winter Games, an unveiling ceremony of the Countdown Monument will be held at the JR Sapporo Station.
Some Olympians will be invited for the talk-show and there will be a mini-concert by the Sapporo Fire Department Music Band.
Prior to this event, the panels which introduce sports and venues for the Sapporo Asian Winter Games will be on display at the Aurora Square at the Sapporo Chikagai Aurora Town (Underground Shopping Mall).
“500 Days to Go” event
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: JR Sapporo Station South Exit Square
Guest Olympians: Tomoka Takeuchi (Silver Medalist in the Snowboard Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom, Sochi Olympics)
Keiichiro Nagashima (Silver Medalist in the Speed Skating Men’s 500 meters, Vancouver Olympics)
Yumie Funayama (Represented Japan in the Women’s Curling at the Sochi Olympics)
“2017 Sapporo Asian Winter Games Panels Display”
Dates: Friday, October 2 until Monday, October 12 (National holiday)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Aurora Square at the Sapporo Chikagai Aurora Town (Underground Shopping Mall)