Arctic Winter Games organizers start the process of tearing down after cancellation

It’s been four days since organizers in the Yukon announced that the Arctic Winter Games that were scheduled to start Mar. 15 were cancelled over concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The World Health Organization listed COVID-19 as a pandemic on Wednesday.

More than 2,000 athletes, coaches and support staff were set to arrive on the weekend.

Now organizers of the AWG are starting the decommission process earlier than hoped.

Reporter / Whitehorse

Chris was born in Toronto but has lived all over Canada. He moved to the Yukon in 2009 where he lived and worked in Dawson City. Chris’s background is in radio broadcasting and he has worked with CFYT 106.9, CBC Yukon, and CHON FM as a host and show producer. Chris joined APTN News in May.