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The biggest-ever Winter Asian Games came to a close Saturday after the eight-day event involving around 1,000 athletes and officials from 29 countries was held in Aomori Prefecture.

“With feelings of happiness and pride we are coming to the end of the most exciting eight days of true joy of competitions, friendship and glory,” Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) vice president Timothy Fok said after officially declaring the Games closed.

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