2012 Arctic Winter Games

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2012 Arctic Winter Games Whitehorse
Arctic Winter Games 2012 Whitehorse vertical logo.png
The 2012 Whitehorse logo.
Dates March 4, 2012 (2012-03-04) – March 10, 2012 (2012-03-10)
Competitors over 2000.
Teams 9
Location Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

The 2012 Arctic Winter Games took place in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada from the 4th to the 10th of March 2012.[1]

The Arctic Winter Games is an international biannual celebration of circumpolar sports and culture, held in Canada, Alaska or Greenland.

Over 2,000 athletes from nine teams (Alaska, Alberta North, Yukon, Yamal-Nenets, Northwest Territories, Greenland, Nunavik Québec, Nunavut and Sápmi) participated in the games.[2]

Sports included alpine skiing, arctic sports, badminton, basketball, biathlon, curling, dene games, dog mushing, figure skating, freestyle skiing, gymnastics, hockey, indoor soccer, snowboarding, snowshoeing, speed skating, table tennis, volleyball and wrestling.[3]

The 2012 Arctic Winter Games was the first to have a relay. Rather than passing a baton or torch, however, a song was relayed. The youth at the games passed on a song, was in effort to promoting heritage awareness and cultural diversity.

2012's mascot is a Husky dog named 'Borealis'. The dog sports a Whitehorse Arctic Winter Games 2012 shirt and, as is common in Huskies, has different coloured eyes (known as heterochromia).

The next Arctic Winter Games will be held in 2014 in Fairbanks, Alaska.[4]


19 sports were present. Sports are listed with the number of events that took place.[5]

Medal tally[edit]


Team Gold Silver Bronze Overall
 Alaska 61 67 62 190
 Yamal-Nenets 50 34 17 101
 Yukon 45 47 29 121
Alberta Alberta North 40 37 27 104
 Northwest Territories 32 29 54 115
 Greenland 18 15 17 50
Quebec Nunavik Québec 10 14 12 36
 Nunavut 5 16 28 49
Sápmi (area) Sápmi 4 4 5 13

Hodgson Trophy[edit]

The Hodgson trophy for fair play and team spirit is awarded at the end of every games. The 2012 Hodgson Trophy was awarded to Team Nunavut.

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