Welcome To The World Nomad Games!

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Welcome To The World Nomad Games!

Welcome To The World Nomad Games!
Welcome To The World Nomad Games!




The World Nomad Games is a cultural and athletic event that takes place in Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia. In a world that is constantly being outgrown by technology and where the globalization process is making significant steps each day, people tend to easily forget the old and embrace the new. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but we should always leave a little room for traditions and customs.

This is how the World Nomad Games were founded! Almazbek Atambaev, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, decided to organize the first Games on September 9, 2014, on the shores of Lake Issyk Kul in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan.

The competition is addressed to all nomadic cultures, in an effort to bring nomads together and to preserve their traditions, sports and activities. The first games featured 10 archaic (ethnosports) and the event took place in a large yurt village assembled specifically for the World Nomad Games.

Welcome To The World Nomad Games!
Welcome To The World Nomad Games!

Athletes from 19 countries participated at the first competition held in 2014. At the second edition, which took place in September 2016, over 40 countries participated, making the event even more popular throughout the nomadic populations of Asia.

CHOLPON-ATA, KYRGYZSTAN - SEPTEMBER 4, 2016: The opening ceremony of the 2016 World Nomad Games. Viktor Drachev/TASS Êèðãèçèÿ. ×îëïîí-Àòà. 4 ñåíòÿáðÿ 2016. Âî âðåìÿ öåðåìîíèè îòêðûòèÿ Âñåìèðíûõ èãð êî÷åâíèêîâ. Âèêòîð Äðà÷åâ/ÒÀÑÑ
CHOLPON-ATA, KYRGYZSTAN – SEPTEMBER 4, 2016: The opening ceremony of the 2016 World Nomad Games. Viktor Drachev/TASS

The sports: Martial arts, Horse Racing, Archery, Falconry, Hunting with Taigans and many more will follow soon. It is said that if Genghis Han would have been alive today, he wouldn’t have missed a single edition of the World Nomad Games!

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The official website states:

The mission of the Games – revival and preservation of the historical cultural heritage of the nomadic people’s civilization of the world.

Objectives of the Games:

  1. to show the world the greatness of nomadic civilization.
  2. to show the world values of peace, culture and life of each ethnic group of nomadic world.
  3. the opportunity to see the nomadic sports in their original form.
  4. the opportunity to see the richness of the nomadic people of the world.

To the “World Nomad Games 2016” are invited:

  • Heads of states and governments;
  • Prominent figures in the field of the culture and science;
  • Athletes from 40 countries;
  • Mass media representatives from more than 50 countries with a possibility of broadcasting to 500,000,000 people.

Learn more about the World Nomad Games by visiting their official website.