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The Hodgson Trophy

hodgson.jpg (460877 bytes)At each Arctic Winter Games, the AWG International Committee presents the Hodgson Trophy to the contingent whose athletes best exemplify the ideals of fair play and team spirit. Team members also receive a distinctive pin in recognition of their  accomplishment.

The distinctive trophy, which was donated to the Arctic Winter Games Corporation in 1978, by Commissioner S.M. Hodgson of the Northwest Territories, is a piece of Inuit artwork from the Canadian Arctic.

Scrimshaw decorates the narwhal tusk that stands as the centerpiece of the trophy, which is mounted on a soapstone base. A walrus carved into the base wraps itself  around the tusk. Near the top, a soapstone bear clings to the tusk, symbolizing  "reaching for the top" in competition and fairplay.

The Hodgson Trophy is on display at Sport Yukon Hall of Fame in Whitehorse, Yukon.    A framed photograph of the trophy is presented to the winning contingent at each set of Arctic Winter Games. 

To read the inscription on the Hodgson Trophy click here.

 

"Everybody's Got a Story" - Article from Northern News Service March 1, 2004

 

Past winners of the Hodgson Trophy are;  

Alaska        1978
Yukon         1980 - 1988
Alaska        1990
NWT           1992
Greenland   1994
NWT           1996
Yukon         1998
Nunavut       2000
Greenland    2002
Nunavut       2004
Alaska        2006
Nunavut       2008
Alaska        2010
Nunavut 2012
Greenland 2014
   

 

The Fair Play Pin

During the Games the Arctic Winter Games International Committee will award a distinctive Fair Play Pin to athletes, coaches, officials and others from all units that   strive towards the Games objectives of fair play and team spirit. International     Committee members award these pins at their discretion or on the recommendation       of the Chefs de Mission. 

 

TEAM GREENLAND AWARDED THE HODGSON TROPHY FOR THE THIRD TIME AT THE 23ND ARCTIC WINTER GAMES IN FAIRBANKS, ALASKA MARCH 22ND, 2014

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