Asian Geographic - - WEST ASIA -

Against the back­drop of glob­al­i­sa­tion, the aim of the fes­ti­val is to pre­serve the unique and di­verse iden­ti­ties and ways of life of the no­madic peo­ples. Pro­posed by Pres­i­dent of the Kyr­gyz Repub­lic, Al­mazbek Atam­bayev, and started in Septem­ber 2014 un­der his lead­er­ship, the an­nual games saw some 2,000 ath­letes from 82 coun­tries com­pet­ing in 37 sports last year.

The fes­ti­val, which in­cludes horse rac­ing, archery and wrestling, is ex­ten­sively cov­ered by in­ter­na­tional me­dia and has a ded­i­cated web­site.

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