24 Feb The 2022 Native Youth Olympics (NYO) games will be held in person from April 21-23.
The 2022 Native Youth Olympics (NYO) games will be held in person from April 21-23.
This year’s games will be the first in-person edition of the games since 2019. Organizers are taking all appropriate precautions to create a safe, welcoming environment for athletes, coaches, volunteers, and fans. Detailed information will be released in the coming weeks, as event planners work to demonstrate resilience alongside NYO’s student-athletes.
The 10 NYO events are designed to test skills and abilities originally used to maintain fitness for subsistence activities. Student athletes (grades 7-12), from all cultures, are encouraged to compete in the games and celebrate Alaska’s rich history and diversity. Medals will be awarded for first, second, third, fourth, and fifth-place finishers.
- Alaskan High Kick
- Two-foot High Kick
- One-foot High Kick
- One-hand Reach
- Seal Hop
- Scissor Broad Jump
- Eskimo Stick Pull
- Indian Stick Pull
- Kneel Jump
- Wrist Carry
NYO Resources: https://www.facebook.com/NYOAlaska
Student athletes who are unable to attend in person, are encouraged to submit video clips of their chosen events. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected clips will be showcased during the event and on social media.
For more information regarding the NYO Games, please visit the NYO website or reach out to Adele Villa at 281-961-4928 or at email@example.com
CITC is grateful to the many sponsors, coaches, teachers and members of our nationwide NYO community who make NYO possible each year.