2006 Arctic Winter Games

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Approximately 2,000 athletes, coaches, team staff and officials participated in the 2006 Arctic Winter Games on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska in the United States. The 2006 games took place from March 5 through March 11. Events were held mostly in the larger towns of Soldotna and Kenai, along with Homer (curling) and the Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood (alpine skiing and snowboarding.) Soldotna, Kenai, Homer, and the town of Seward also hosted cultural events. This was the fifth time Alaska had hosted the games.


The 2008 Arctic Winter Games were held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.


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.

2006 medal tally[edit]

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

Team Gold Silver Bronze
 Alaska 80 64 47
Alberta Alberta North 42 45 41
 Northwest Territories 28 41 36
 Yamal-Nenets 22 21 7
 Greenland 20 17 11
 Yukon 17 20 44
 Nunavut 13 24 38
Quebec Nunavik Quebec 13 6 8
Sápmi (area) Saami 5 6 10

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