Today starts a two week period where the worlds sporint fans should focus their attention on the great state of Alaska, where international sport will be centered
Today in Anchorage at 10am local the Iditarod starts, It will be the 34th running of the last great race. The dog sled race is run between Anchorage and Nome a distance of over 1000 miles.
The other major event going on up here over the next weeks are the Arctic Winter Games hosted by Alaska's Kenai Penninsula. This is a smaller more pure version of the heavily over-hyped and over commercialized winter Olympics.
These games started as a joint effort between Canada and Alaska in the 1970's and focuses on traditional sport of the high Arctic. Participating nations includeAlberta, Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Greenland, Nunavut, Yamal, Russia, Sami and Nunavik. Like I said this is a superior sporting event to Olymipics, more freindly, less crowded, less hyped, less doping.