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Sport program decided for 2022 Arctic Winter Games

IMAGE. Supplied by Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games committee.

The question of which winter games will be part of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo has been answered.

The Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC) announced which disciplines Wood Buffalo would host in March of 2022.

AWGIC President John Flynn says the Games has a solid reputation for competitive play.

“The Arctic Winter Games have enjoyed a good track record of providing participants with meaningful competition in a safe and respectful environment but we need to be proactive with host organizations, our participating contingents and others to ensure this continues and improves.”

Organizers anticipate almost 2100 athletes, coaches, delegates, and volunteers to visit Wood Buffalo for the Games.

Sport Program

The following is a list of sports chosen for the 2022 Arctic Winter Games.

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Archery
  • Arctic Sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Biathlon – Ski
  • Biathlon – Snowshoe
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Culture
  • Curling
  • Dene Games
  • Figure Skating
  • Futsal
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Speed Skating
  • Table Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

In the meantime, the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon, kicks off in March of next year.

Flynn says the AWGIC will examine their policies and make any necessary changes in time for that competition.