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At the Arctic Winter Games, Biathlons, Stick Pulls, and Sledge Jumps

By NPR, 07/05/16, 11:30AM AKDT



It was the first time ever that an Alaskan athlete didn't win gold in the Alaskan high kick. Earlier this week, at the Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland, a hometown athlete named Bent Jakobsen won the gymnastic event — which requires athletes to begin from a sitting position and end in a one-hand handstand to kick a ball suspended above. The crowd went wild...