(Photo: CBC News) Athletes compete in the snowshoe biathlon in the 2008 Arctic Winter Games.The Arctic Winter games will take place 15 – 22 of March 2014in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States.

This year Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games Host Society will organize and facilitate the 2014 Arctic Winter Games, resulting in well-anticipated and cohesive events that reflect energy and international discovery.

The Arctic Winter Games is the world's largest northern multi-sport and cultural event. The Arctic Winter Games are a celebration of athletic completion, culture, friendship and cooperation between northern contingents.

Athletic competition features sports that enjoy worldwide popularity alongside traditional Arctic Sports and dene Games. A significant cultural component featuring visual arts, dance, ceremonies and galas with participants from across the circumpolar region is a pillar of the Games.

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