In terms of popularity not comparable to the Olympic Games or the World Cup, yet the third edition of the World Nomad Games – Kyrgyzstan has caught the attention of a broad audience made up of hundreds of thousands of people.
What exactly are the World Nomad Games? The World Nomad Games (WNG) is an international sporting event that brings together athletes from all over the world, following the same model of the Olympic games. The main difference is that, as the name says, the WNG features traditional sports that are practised by nomad tribes, particularly the ones from Central Asia.
The competition originated in Kyrgyzstan in 2014, and has been repeated every two years ever since. The games in the competition are varied and include the popular Kok-Boru (a kind of horseback polo), the Er-Enish (horseback wrestling), many other types of wrestling, horseback archery, and eagle hunting.
Have a preview of the latest games that have happened this year, in September at Cholpon-Ata (on the coast of the Issyk-Kul lake).