2014 Arctic Winter Games, Fairbanks AK

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Opening Ceremony, Carlson Center Fairbanks, AK

The 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, AK are officially underway! Competition and good sportsmanship are in ample supply at venues located throughout Fairbanks.

The Arctic Winter Games is a high-profile sports competition for Northern and Arctic athletes.  The Games provide over 2000 young men and women competing in 21 different sports an opportunity to test their skill against an international contingent of athletes from 8 different regions, territories, and states.  The Games also serve to strengthen sportsmanship, friendly competition & cooperation and provide an opportunity to build global partnerships between the various contingent communities.  The Games were first held in 1970 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and are held in March of even numbered years.  The next Arctic Winter Games will be held at Nuuk, Greenland in 2016 (https://www.facebook.com/awg2016).

Click on the links below to view a sample of images from several of the many sporting competitions and cultural events:

Opening Ceremony

Alpine Ski

Arctic Air Snowboard

Biathlon Ski

Closing Ceremony

Cross Country Ski

Cultural Gala

Ice Hockey

Native Games (Arctic Sport and Dene Games)

Short Track Speed Skate

Slalom Snowboard

Snowshoe

 

 

 

Visit the Official 2014 Arctic Winter Games Web Site.