More N.W.T. athletes trying out for AWG after vaccine policy lifted


A recent decision to lift the vaccination policy for the Arctic Winter Games means six more people in the N.W.T. get to participate in next week’s trials, says Sport North.

A total of 761 athletes, coaches and chaperones are now participating in trials in 18 sports, Bill Othmer, Sport North’s executive director, told CBC News in an email. 

The trials determine which athletes will go to the games next year in Wood Buffalo, Alta. 

Othmer said it was “fortunate” the Arctic Winter Games International Committee change came on Nov. 18, before trials in the N.W.T. had started. It meant Sport North could rescind its own vaccination policy and welcome previously barred athletes to register for trials. 

Snowboarding was the only sport where

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