July 20, 2007

The Dead Meat Olympics

Salmon, whale blubber and seals lend unique flavor to Native gamesThe Dead Meat Olympics are in full swing at Sullivan Arena.

Twenty chum salmon went under the knife Wednesday night.

Five spotted seals are chillin' in the arena's cooler, waiting for their turn to be sliced and skinned on Friday.

And tonight a pound or two of whale blubber will be diced and devoured.

Of the zillion things that make the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics unique, the three slime events--the fish-cutting contest, the seal-skinning contest and the muktuk-eating contest--are without parallel in the sporting world.
Comment:  See also WEIO Likes Its Anchorage Digs.

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