The 2016 Arctic Games



The Arctic Winter Games is the world’s biggest multi-sport and social occasion in the Arctic. This event is a worldwide biennial festival of circumpolar games and culture for a week, with an alternate country as the host each time. AWG commends sports, social connection and society. The Games add to developing  mindfulness on social differing qualities, and creates competitors to take an interest in the rivalries with the emphasis on reasonable play. The Games ties the Arctic nations together and incorporates conventional recreations, for example, Arctic games and Dené amusements. The Arctic games of 2016 are owned and hosted by the Municipality of Sermersooq, Government of Greenland, and the business group of Greenland.

More than 2,000 competitors from nine different teams  (Alaska, Greenland, Northern Alberta,Northwest Territories, Nunavik Québec, Nunavut, Sápmi, Yamal-Nenets and Yukon) will be partaking in the games. Every year, the AWG International Committee bestows the  Hodgson Trophy to competitors who best embody the standards of reasonable play and camaraderie. Colleagues likewise get a special pin in acknowledgement of their achievement.


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The Arctic Winter Games praises culture and allows spectators and members of participating teams to become conscious of social similarities and dissimilarities. Social trade and social collaboration are imperative aspects of the Games. Each the nation or region of each team shares with exhibitions in music, dance, plays, songs, or craftsmanship. These social occasions mirror the conventional and also the cutting edge societies of the Arctic.

This year’s  Arctic Winter Games, are booked to occur in Nuuk, Greenland, 6–12 March 6th to March 12th.

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