Wednesday, February 28, 2007

First Medal

Way to go Team Nunavut! Our fair territory picked up its first ever medal in the Canada Games today - a bronze in judo. A few of our athletes have picked up medals in Inuit games too. Unfortunately, they are not counted in the official medal totals. They are only demonstration sports at these Games.

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, which is covering the Games, had a call-in segment, part of which I was able to catch, discussing whether Inuit games should be introduced as official events in future Canada Games competitions. The response from callers was very positive so this is a positive sign for the future.