Participants of the sitting will discuss issues on organizing and conducting of the international competitions, which will took place in March of 2018. Members of the international committee of the Arctic Winter Games and heads of teams will be among the participants of the sitting. They will present reports of the receiving side on the done work, will acquaint with basic objects of the Arctic Winter Games, and will discuss further preparation to the event.
It is planned that in 2018 the team “Yamal” will include 91 people, as the department of international and external economic relations of Yamal informs. 70 sportspeople from Salekhard, Gubkinskiy, Labytnangi, Muravlenko, Nadym, Noviy Urengoy, Noyabrsk and also Priuralskiy, Purovskiy and Tazovskiy districts will defend the honor of the region and Russia in 8 kinds of sport. 11 coaches will support them. Cultural traditions of the arctic region will be presented by the ensemble of Selkoup songs “Machit Koimy” of the regional center for national cultures. The young sportspeople of Yamal plan to participate in such kinds of sport as arctic all-around event, running in snowshoes, biathlon, ski race, table tennis, figure skating and footsal (indoor soccer).
As we should remind, the Arctic Winter Games has been conducted since 1970 on the territory of Canada, the USA and Greenland each two years. Representatives of such countries of the circumpolar region as Canada, the USA, Greenland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia become their participants. Conducting of the games assists to development of sport in regions of the countries-participants, propaganda of healthy way of life, patriotic education of youth and acquaintance to culture and traditions of different nations. Sportspeople-beginners receive the opportunity to show their skills, to get acquainted to future potential opponents of the competitions of the higher level and also receive a powerful impulse for further training and striving for high results.