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Athlete talks about why she competes in the Arctic Winter Games

By KTVA Sports 9:27 PM December 23, 2013

"The games, I think they have taught me a sense of community, respect, how to be not only a gracious winner but a gracious loser."

ANCHORAGE – The 2014 Arctic Winter Games are less than three months away. More than 2,000 athletes from countries in the Arctic Circle will compete in 20 sports.

A big part of the the games is traditional sports, and we talked with one athlete who is getting ready for her fourth Arctic  Winter Games.

“The games, I think they have taught me a sense of community, respect, how to be not only a gracious winner but a gracious loser,” said Erica Meckel.

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