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.
- 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.