The Arctic Winter Games is an international biennial celebration of circumpolar sports and Aboriginal culture.
They were founded in 1969, the first one being held in Yellowknife when 500 athletes, trainers and officials participated.
|Northwest Territories - Hay River/Fort Smith|
where the Games were held March 2018
Since those early days the Games have grown to include nine contingents ... including various areas of Canada, Alaska, Greenland, the Sami people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, the Yamalo Nenets Autonomous Okrug from Russia ...
... and eighteen sports disciplines have been included ... including Dog Mushing, Snowshoe Running, and the High Kick - which is a traditional Inuit jumping event ...
|Showing the High Kick at the|
... emanating from its origin in subsistence whale hunting: when a whale was taken, a messenger would run to the village and kick both feet in the air once within eyeshot - the villagers would then know to prepare to harvest the whale.
Too cold for me - but I do admire the participation and inclusion that happens today ...
See more at Wikipedia - Arctic Winter Games
That is A for Arctic Winter Games from Aspects by a British 'girl' in Canada ...
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