Yukon biathlete gives up spot at Arctic Winter Games so his friend can compete

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For many kids across the circumpolar north, going to the Arctic Winter Games is a big opportunity.  

But one 17-year-old athlete from the Yukon decided to give up his spot at this year’s event in Alaska, so his friend could compete instead. 

Chase O’Brien said he’s been competing in biathlon for the past five years. It’s a sport that combines either snowshoeing or cross country skiing, and rifle shooting. 

Gallager D’Abramo was initially listed as an alternate for Yukon’s biathlon team competing in Mat-Su, Alaska. On Monday, he won a bronze ulu at the games. (Cheryl Kawaja/CBC)

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O’Brien qualified for and attended the 2023 Arctic Winter

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