The Second All-Russia Arctic Games have ended in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
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The Second All-Russia Arctic Games have ended in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area

According to the unofficial medal count from the second All-Russia Arctic Games, athletes from the Krasnoyarsk Territory led with 66 medals. Yamal was second with 54 medals, followed by the Republic of Karelia whose athletes won 25 medals.

“It is a great honor for us to hold the All-Russia Arctic Games in Yamal for the second time, a real sports gala for the participants and for all sports fans. The athletes have shown their excellent physical fitness, stamina and team spirit. Next year, we should expect equally impressive games.  I am convinced that these competitions will once again become a meeting place and a territory of friendship and exciting sports events,” Director of the YNAA Physical Culture and Sports Department Andrei Masanov said.

The Games involved athletes from nine Arctic regions of Russia: the Komi Republic, Republic of Karelia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the  Chukotka, Nenets, and Yamalo-Nenets autonomous areas, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, and the Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions.

This year, an expanded program of the All-Russia Arctic Games included nine regular and several new events: Nordic all-round, an event for persons with locomotor disabilities (table tennis), volleyball, snow volleyball, figure skating, table tennis, biathlon, archery, and ski races.

Sponsored by the Ministry of Sport of Russia and the YNAA Department for Physical Culture and Sports, with support from the Government of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, the Games are part of the “Sport is a  Norm of Life” federal project incorporated in the Demography national project.