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  • Arctic Winter Games

    Knuckle hop is one of the most brutal Inuit games

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 21, 23:25

    FAIRBANKS – It’s the most painful and physically taxing sport of the Inuit games: The knuckle hop. “The first 10 feet or so, you forget you’re on your knuckles. They go completely numb,” explained Nick Hanson, a member of Team Alaska from Unalakleet. “The pain from doing the hops on your knuckles goes away and […]

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    Tradition and technology merge at the Arctic Winter Games

    by Hope Miller on Mar 21, 15:29

    By Hope Miller. Posted Friday, March 21, 2014.  ANCHORAGE - Bringing people together is a cornerstone of the Arctic Winter Games, and a social media storm surrounding the week-long event is furthering that goal. Including Alaska, nine contingents across the circumpolar north are gathered in Fairbanks, competing in events that range from ancestral traditions to sports […]

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    Photo Gallery: Arctic Winter Games Cultural Gala

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 12:59

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    Photo Gallery: Arctic Winter Games Skiing

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 11:07

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    Photo Gallery: Arctic Winter Games Figure Skating

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 10:25

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    Photo Gallery: Arctic Winter Games Snowboarding

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 21, 10:01

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    Playing through the pain

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 21, 8:53

    FAIRBANKS - The finger pull is an excruciating test of endurance: It’s also one of the most painful events to watch at the Arctic Winter Games. “It’s really difficult because if you mess up and let your fingers go your tendons will snap up,” explained Misty May Wilmarth Agoff from Team Alaska. “You have to really […]

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    Greenland unveils mascot, logo for 2016 games

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 20, 23:12

    FAIRBANKS – There’s still plenty of action in store at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, but athletes and organizers are already looking forward to the next games. Thursday night, the host of the 2016 games unveiled their mascot and logo. In two years, the Arctic Winter Games move to Nuuk, Greenland. Their slogan — “Join. Feel. […]

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    Up, up and away!

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 20, 8:00

    FAIRBANKS – Athletes at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks put competition aside Wednesday night to have a little fun. They celebrated the midway point of the games with the blanket toss. “Three, two one, pull!” shouted head official Sanford Strange. “It’s where you have a celebration when there’s a successful hunt. They’ll put ladies […]

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    Teams try to trick each other in Dene hand games

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 19, 21:16

    FAIRBANKS - Rhythmic drumming took over the Hering Auditorium in Fairbanks Wednesday as teams tried to outfox each other at the Dene hand games. “It’s so fun,” said Olivia Shields from Team Alaska. “Especially when you’re winning of course. It’s so fun getting to bond with your team and you win some, you lose some, but […]

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    Athletes compete from the ground up

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 19, 18:16

    FAIRBANKS - The Alaskan high kick isn’t your average kicking game — athletes actually start by sitting on the ground. “It’s difficult to find your distance to the target and to get yourself lined up properly to make that kick, to get on that shoulder and get your hips up,” said Meika McDonald, the Arctic Winter […]

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    Athletes keep their heads in the game

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 19, 13:42

    FAIRBANKS – Competitors in the 2014 Arctic Winter Games Tuesday had to use their heads. The head pull is a traditional game involving two athletes who lie on the floor facing each other with a band wrapped around their heads. Each athlete uses their head and neck strength to try and pull the band off […]

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    Photo Gallery: Arctic Winter Games Girls Basketball

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 18, 23:26

    Nunavut vs. Yukon on Monday, March 17 at the UAF Patty Center Gym. Nunavut wins 50-33.

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    Two-foot high kick takes Arctic Winter Games to new heights

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 18, 21:16

    FAIRBANKS - The concept is simple: Kick the suspended ball with both feet and then land on both feet. The competitors make it look much easier than it is though. “It’s a whole other level of difficulty,” said Nick Hanson, a member of Team Alaska from Unalakleet. “You’re not just putting a ball through a hoop […]

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    Snow snake ‘part of the spirit of the games’

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 18, 17:50

    FAIRBANKS - When you see the five-foot-long wooden stick slide along the ice, it’s not hard to see how the sport of snow snake got its name. Like the other Dene games at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, it has a deeper meaning behind it. “When the hunter was on the ice looking for a […]

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    Team Alaska off to hot start at Arctic Winter Games

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 18, 8:02

    FAIRBANKS - Team Alaska started well on the first day of the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. It leads the games’ nine contingents with 28 overall medals. Yamal is second with 23 and Yukon follows in third place with 12. The action continues Tuesday morning in Fairbanks.

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    Arctic sports test strength and agility

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 17, 23:01

    FAIRBANKS - With a loud thud, the Arctic sports kicked off its first event at the Arctic Winter Games, the kneel jump. “I’ve done the kneel jump, so it’s one of my personal favorites as far as the competition goes,” said Nicole Johnston, a game official. “I love the explosive action that goes off the kneel jump […]

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    Alaskans medal in 7.5, 10 km dog mushing

    by KTVA Sports on Mar 17, 21:08

    FAIRBANKS – Team Alaska mushed their way to victory Monday at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. 10 km: Andrew Rockcastle Noble won gold in 10 km dog mushing. An Eagle River native, his time was 20 minutes and 2 seconds. Fellow Alaskan Trevor James Henry was right behind him – 20 seconds to be exact. 7.5 km: […]

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    Stick pull: A little grease and a lot of grip

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 17, 19:26

    FAIRBANKS - The Dene games celebrate Native cultures and traditions from around the Arctic. Monday, competitors tried their hand at the stick pull, which takes a little grease and a lot of grip. Although it may seem like a simple sport, the stick pull has deep cultural roots, especially here in Alaska. “The stick pull represents […]

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    Photo Gallery: Arctic Winter Games Speed Skating

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 17, 17:10