2008 Arctic Winter Games

Approximately 2,000 athletes, coaches, team staff and officials participated in the 2008 Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in Canada, celebrating the 20th event. The 2008 games took place from March 9 through March 15. Events were held in and around the city of Yellowknife. This was the fourth time Yellowknife had hosted the games, and the fifth time overall in the Northwest Territories.

2008 Arctic Winter Games
Host cityYellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Nations participating
7 countries
Teams participating
Athletes participatingapprox. 2000
Opening ceremony9 March 2008 (2008-03-09)
Closing ceremony15 March 2008 (2008-03-15)
Websitewww.awg2008.ca

ParticipantsEdit

The 2010 Games was held in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

EventsEdit

Competition was held in alpine skiing, badminton, basketball, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, Dene games (see Dene), dog mushing, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey, indoor soccer, Inuit Games (see Inuit), short track speed skating, snowboarding, snowshoe biathlon, snowshoeing (see Snowshoe), speed skating, table tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.

Medal tallyEdit

(Unofficially listed with number of gold medals taking priority followed by silvers.)

Team Gold Silver Bronze Overall
  Alaska 74 55 73 202
  Yamal-Nenets 44 32 16 92
  Northwest Territories 34 41 36 111
  Alberta North 29 37 24 90
  Yukon 26 25 30 81
  Nunavut 15 27 25 67
  Greenland 12 14 18 44
  Nunavik Quebec 9 7 8 24
  Saami 5 5 6 16

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