TOPIC: ARCTIC WINTER GAMES 2018

Big job, some payoffs for small businesses, artists during Arctic Winter Games

The South Slave region of the N.W.T. has redefined how and where the Arctic Winter Games can be hosted.

Greenland athlete assaulted at Arctic Winter Games, organizers mishandled assault, says father

Pilo Samuelson says an older athlete broke his son's wrist at a bonfire during the Games — and he’s disappointed with how organizers handled the violent incident.

As participation dwindles, dog mushing might be dropped from the next Arctic Winter Games

The Arctic Winter Games' international committee is pledging to review dog mushing, after only two regions competed this year. A lack of 'meaningful participation' might mean the sport is cut.

That's a wrap: 2018 Arctic Winter Games come to close in N.W.T.

Nearly 2,000 athletes from around the circumpolar world are making their way home from the Northwest Territories after a busy week of competition at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.
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Relive the final day of the Arctic Winter Games

Saturday was the final day of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Check out our blog replay for highlights from final competitions and the closing ceremonies.
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With a little help from around the Arctic, Nunavut picks up its 1st figure skating ulu ever

Three figure skaters from Nunavut were in for a heartwarming surprise at the Arctic Winter Games this week, when skaters from Canada, Alaska, and Russia volunteered to help fill out their roster for the team competition.
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Relive day 5 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games

The fifth day of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brought medal matches for most team sports, as well as the gruelling knuckle hop.
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Relive day 4 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games

Day four of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brought the start of playoff rounds for many team competitions, as well as the popular one foot high kick.

Faces of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games

With the 2018 Arctic Winter Games heading into the final stretch, take a look back at the athletes and moments from the first three days of competition.

Women from N.W.T. are smashing records at the Arctic Winter Games

Two women from the Northwest Territories are smashing years-long records at the Arctic Winter games.
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Relive day 3 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games

The popular Dene hand games event highlighted day three of competition at the Arctic Winter Games. Check out our blog replay to make sure you don't miss a moment.
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Russian biathletes get a taste of Canadian kindness after locals lend rifles

Russian biathlon athletes were stripped of their rifles at the Russian border last week — risking their chances of competing at the Arctic Winter Games.
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Relive day 2 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games

The Arctic Winter Games are in full swing, and we'll be there with you every step of the way. Take a look back on day 2 of competition in our live blog replay.
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2 snowshoe biathletes hope to bring Ulus back to Ulukhaktok

Students in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., didn’t even know what snowshoe biathlon was three years ago.
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Relive day 1 of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games

The opening ceremonies are over, and competition began Monday at the Arctic Winter Games. Our reporters kept you up to date all day in our live blog.

Arctic Winter Games snowboard park gets Olympic touch from northern designer

Tyler Nichol has built snowboard parks across Canada’s west for 15 years — even for the 2010 Olympics — but it's his most recent stint that’s close to heart.
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Watch the 2018 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremonies

Nearly 2,000 athletes have descended on Hay River, Northwest Territories for the opening of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Watch a replay of the opening ceremonies on CBC North's Facebook page.
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Athletes descend on N.W.T.'s South Slave region as 2018 Arctic Winter Games set to begin

Athletes from the circumpolar world have descended on the N.W.T. communities of Hay River and Fort Smith, where a dream nearly 15 years in the making culminates tonight with the opening of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

Yellowknife 8-year-old steps up to the table at AWG

He’s small, he’s fast and he’s ready to win.
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Team Nunavut heads into Games in search of ulus, experience

Team Nunavut heads into the 2018 Arctic Winter Games with a team nearly 250 people strong, with some teams looking for a spot on the podium and others developing for the future.

Find out where the small community of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut gets its outsized basketball talent

“Cambridge Bay is not the biggest community, but we have the biggest heart,” says Peter Ohokanoak, head coach of the Cambridge Bay girls basketball team.
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Team Yukon arrives at the Arctic Winter Games with hopes to own the podium

Team Alaska is the perennial favourite to take home the most medals at the games, with Team Yukon often battling with Team N.W.T. for second place, but Yukon's chef de mission says that could change this year.
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Role model, community leader chosen as Team N.W.T. flag-bearer

Fort Good Hope's TJ Kaskamin is a 17-year-old forward on Team N.W.T basketball. He’s a first-time competitor but he’s a leader in his community, calling the younger basketball players there his 'little siblings.'
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What are the Arctic Winter Games?

The 2018 Arctic Winter Games begin March 18 in Hay River and Fort Smith, N.W.T. Get ready to follow the action with this look at the 'Olympics of the North.'
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How to follow the 2018 Arctic Winter Games with CBC North

The 2018 Arctic Winter Games begin March 18, and CBC North is your home for games coverage, including a live stream of the opening ceremonies.

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