The application of Yamal to host the Arctic Winter Games will be considered in March in Canada
9:25 16 февраля 2018
Категории: News in English
The position of the International Olympic Committee, which imposed sanctions on the Russian Olympic Committee, does not influence on consideration of the application from Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug to host the Arctic Winter Games in 2024 for the first time in Russia. The head of the region Dmitry Kobylkin presented this information to TASS on the Russian investment forum in Sochi.
According to him, these bodies have no influence on conducting of the Arctic Winter Games, which, if it happens, will take place in Russia for the first time. The region sent the application, and the Russian Ministry for foreign affairs is actively busy with this issue. The governor thinks, everything will be clear in the near future.
The discussion of the application from Yamal to host the Arctic Winter Games in 2024 will take place in March in Canada.
The Arctic Winter Games have been conducted every two years since 1970. The program includes figure skating, hockey, snowshoe running, dog sled racing, table tennis, badminton, skiing, basketball and other sports. Representatives of Russia, Canada, the USA, Greenland, Finland, Sweden and Norway are its participants. Russia has been represented by the Yamal team since 2004. During this time 290 sportspeople from Yamal participated in the Arctic games, they won 478 medals.
The Arctic Winter Games will take place from the 18th to the 24th March in Canada. About 2000 sportspeople and coaches will participate in competitions. Russia will be represented by more than 70 sportspeople from Yamal.