The Arctic Winter Games, founded in 1969, is a multi-sport and indigenous cultural event involving circumpolar peoples residing in communities or countries bordering the Arctic Ocean. The first edition was held in 1970 in Yellowknife (Canada) which hosted 500 athletes, trainers and officials who came from the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Alaska. Since 1970, the Games have been held biennially on fifteen occasions in different places and with ever more participants from more and more places within the Arctic region. Greenland took part for the first time in the 1990 edition, becoming a regular participant, and it also hosted the 2002 and 2016 games. A total of 29 sports have been represented at the Arctic Winter Games: Arctic Sports, badminton, cross country skiing, ice hockey and volleyball being the only sports to be featured in all editions. The remaining disciplines are: alpine skiing, archery, basketball, biathlon, boxing, broomball, curling, dene games, dog mushing, figure skating, freestyle skiing, futsal, gymnastics, indoor soccer, judo, shooting, short track speed skating, snowboarding, snowshoe biathlon, snowshoeing, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, winter triathlon, wrestling. Read more: Arctic Winter Games