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Northerners engage in some unofficial Arctic Winter Games events

With events like "knuckle hop", "ear pull" and "sledge jump", the Arctic Winter Games are more than just another international athletic competition. The best of the North compete in ancient native games alongside hockey and curling as part of the biannual event. The Games began in 1970 as a way for folks living north of the 55th parallel to compete on their own turf. It has since evolved into a sporting and cultural extravaganza where throat singers and dog mushers help preserve the distinct northern way of life.

Pin trading and flag stealing are popular extracurricular activities.
Medium: Radio
Program: Rebound
Broadcast Date: April 3, 1976
Reporter: Alec Bollini
Duration: 3:08

Last updated: January 25, 2013

Page consulted on December 5, 2013

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