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...Sunday, the busiest afternoon will be Saturday when the winter games open from noon to 4 p.m. in the Soldotna Regional...really fast this year, it'll be nice and slick." The winter games offer free noon and 4 p.m. meals for attendees and...

...RussiaAfter a journey of joy across nine time zones and into space, the Olympic torch relay is approaching something the Winter Games' organizers and Russia's leaders didn't plan for and certainly didn't want: A city in mourning.The Russian...
Ice melts but carvers push on

...carvers are scrambling to finish their sculptures before the winter games begin, Yeager said. "They're working double time...carving. She said it is a way for them to celebrate the winter games while also highlighting their establishment. "I've...
Get out and enjoy the winter

...the finish line Sunday afternoon or evening.We're glad to see that both events continue to draw interest. While the winter games and the T200 are longtime fixtures on the Peninsula calendar, both have had to adapt with the times. For example...
35th Peninsula Winter Games super success

Unlike summer outdoor festivals and activities, the Peninsula Winter Games (PWG) has never depended upon the weather to have a great turn out. The recent event hosted by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce proved this fact once again. Thirty five years ago the games were created by Sterling missionary Al York for Alaskan families who live here year round to experience the fun of outdoor winter activities on the Peninsula. Since that time, the event has experienced everything from clear -20F degree days to temperatures registering 40F above zero and rain showers, but what has remained constant at each at the PWG are the trills, spills, and super smiles on the faces of the kids having fun. "It's always been and will always be about the kids," says Michelle Glaves, executive director of the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, which now coordinates the PWG. "It was a great day that included the Native Youth Olympics Friday through Sunday that brought kids from all over the state to participate, then Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center we had over 3,000 people turn out. For lunch the kids consumed over 1,100 corn dogs. Then for dinner Carol Martin and John Torgerson barbequed up a hundred twenty-some pounds of locally grown organic beef from the Diamond M Ranch donated by Matti's Farm, to go along with the spaghetti which was simply fabulous," she said.
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...prepared to remove Larissa Lazutina's remaining medals on grounds that she failed two drug tests two months before the Winter Games. He said the IOC would act once the International Ski Federation, known by its French acronym FIS, announces its...
First Wood Carving Championships great success!

...Living Trees and Alaskan Carousel in Sterling has become a tourist must see on the Kenai. Inspired by the success of the Winter Games ice carving competition Scott decided this summer to launch Alaska?s first Annual Chain Saw Carving Competition...
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...Arbitration in Sport, which scheduled a hearing for Salt Lake City next Wednesday, two days before the start of the Winter Games. While the nine-month suspension was relatively light and removed ''the taint of doping'' from Jovanovic...
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Semmens qualifies for Arctic Winter Games Iron Dog teams reach Kaltag
Sun melts Hakkinen's medal pursuit: Kasilof product finishes 76th in 20-kilometer individual; Svendsen captures gold

...Svendsen's winning time of 48 minutes, 22.5 seconds, for the first double Olympic medal since biathlon was added to the Winter Games 50 years ago. Although Novikov was simply outskied following his fourth and final trip to the shooting range, Bjoerndalen...


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