Kickin’ It at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

In the one-hand reach, participants must balance on one hand, keep at least one elbow tucked under the lower abdomen and use the other hand to touch a suspended seal-fur-and-leather ball.

One of dozens of games designed to test survival skills needed by ancient indigenous people in extreme northern climates at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (WEIO). The competition, held last week in Fairbanks, Alaska, was attended by roughly 200 indigenous athletes. Thousands showed up to watch the sports, dancing and cultural demonstrations.   Similar indigenous sporting competitions are being held this month across the circumpolar north, including the Beringia Games in Chukotka, Russia, and the Traditional Circumpolar Northern Games in Inuvit, in Canada’s Northwest Territories.…MORE


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