Yukon athletes have kicked off 2023 with a bang, representing the territory at both the Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta, as well as the Special Olympics BC Winter Games in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Arctic Winter Games
The first Arctic Winter Games in five years were a rousing success for Team Yukon athletes, who managed an incredible 169 total podiums (61 gold, 56 silver, 52 bronze), the most of any team. Our massive 350-strong team of athletes, coaches, support staff, and more should be incredibly proud of how they have represented the Yukon and shown the highest caliber of competitive spirit throughout these games.
To see the full medal count, as well as individual event results, click here.
Special Olympics BC Winter Games
Yukon Special Olympians competing as Team 23 at the Special Olympics BC Winter Games were also met with terrific results, reaching the podium 10 times (2 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze) in cross-country skiing, figure skating, and curling.
To see individual event results, click here.
Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, and more who represented the Yukon at these games – your drive, commitment, and tenacity are inspiring and we are so proud of all of your achievements this past week.