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Monday, December 22, 2014

The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

The 46th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics were held last week and finally concluded Sunday in Anchorage, providing for a lot of excitement. Now, to fully understand the Eskimo-Indian Olympics, you have to realize they don’t feature your typical games. Here’s a quick description

In an age when made-for-TV extreme sports are all the rage, WEIO brought the world’s original X Games to town — blood spilled in the ear pull, big air in the blanket toss, cringes at the knuckle hop.

Witness a list of the events (also check out the video)

  • Knuckle hop/seal hop
  • Ear tug of war
  • Four man carry
  • Ear weight carry
  • Alaskan high kick
  • One hand reach
  • Arm pull
  • Toe Kick
  • Blanket toss made of walrus skins, this is done in whaling communities

And, lucky for you, I dug up a sample video of last year’s seal hop/knuckle hop. Check it out:

It simply does not get any better than that.



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