Yamal starts preparing to the Arctic Winter Games in Canada
10:16 18 марта 2016
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The governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Kobylkin conducted the meeting with the director of the regional department of international and external economic relations Alexander Mazharov.
The head of the department gave the set of awards won by the sportspeople of Yamal on the Arctic Winter Games in Greenland to the head of the region. As Alexander Mazharov notes, in spite of the small staff of the team of Yamal, the sportspeople performed worthily and won 8 medals.
Alexander Mazharov informs that the document for participation of the team of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in the Arctic Winter Games of 2018 in Canada was signed within the Games. Preparation to this important event will be started this year.
As we should remind, the team of Yamal won 8 medals – 2 golden, 5 silver and 1 bronze. Additionally to the sports competitions the representatives of Yamal brought the cultural program. The audience kindly welcomed a singer of Nenets folkloristic songs Tatyana Lar. On the gala-concert she sang a song in Nenets language about love to her native people and land.
Birch bark processed by a craftsman from Yamal Anatoly Sotruyev was presented on the exhibition “Carriers of culture”. A cartoon from Yamal “How Nyanchedo Myniku taught a man to fly” was demonstrated within the film festival.
The Arctic Winter Games have been conducted since 1970. Sportspeople from Canada, the USA, Greenland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia participated in them. Yamal has become a participant of the competitions since 2004. About 300 sportspeople from Yamal, who won 478 medals, participated in the games during this period of time.