The Arctic Winter Games is a high profile circumpolar sport competition for northern and arctic athletes.  The Games provide an opportunity to strengthen sport development in the participants’ jurisdictions, to promote the benefits of sport, to build partnerships, and to promote culture and values.  The Games celebrate sport, social exchange and cultures. The Games provide an opportunity for the developing athlete to compete in friendly competition while sharing cultural values from northern regions around the world. 

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The Arctics is a never before seen look at the history and impacts of the Arctic Winter Games, an international biennial multi sport games that has been celebrating circumpolar sport and culture in the North since 1970. This short documentary follows the stories of participants from across the 9 contingents that make up the international competition as they prepare to partake in the 2020 Arctic Winter Games which mark 50 years since first opening in Yellowknife, NWT.

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Team Alaska, USA

Team Alberta North

Team Greenland

Team Northwest Territories

Team Nunavut

Team Nunavik- Northern Quebec

Team Yukon

Team Yamal (Russia)

Team Sapmi


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2018 Arctic Winter Games Results click here

2016 Arctic Winter Games Results click here

2014 Arctic Winter Games Results click here

2012 Arctic Winter Games Results click here

 2010 Arctic Winter Games Results click here  

2008 Arctic Winter Games Results click here



2018 Arctic Winter Games Video Memories




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