Friday, February 24, 2006

Arctic Winter Games a Go for Canadian Athletes

Canadian athletes participating in Alaska's Arctic Winter Games next month may still attend without official passports after all. SportNorth, the organization governing the Arctic Games, had previously said all athletes needed valid passports to travel to Alaska, a US state. This caused some concern for Canadian coaches and athletes based in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut waiting for their passports to be approved in time. In place of official passports, the SportNorth will accept birth certificates and general identification certificates for entry into Alaska for the Arctic Games. The Arctic Winter Games games will take place March 5-11 in Kenai, Alaska.

For cultural artwork from the Arctic regions, see Free Spirit Gallery Arctic Art.

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