Momoko Dekijima of Japan

Momoko Dekijima of Japan

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Asahikawa, Japan, 13-18 February 2015

The beautiful island of Hokkaido, Japan, hosts the third IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in the city of Asahikawa.

It is the second largest city on the island which has around 130 rivers and streams including the Ishikari River and Chubetsu River, and over 740 bridges.

Every winter, the Asahikawa Winter Festival is held on the bank of the Ishikari River, making use of Asahikawa's cold climate and snow.

Athletes will compete in cross-country races.

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