2014 World Nomad Games
The 2014 World Nomad Games, officially known as the 1st World Nomad Games, was the inaugural edition held in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan from 9–14 September 2014 with 19 sports featured in the games. While organising the first edition of the Games, the Kyrgyz government spent more than 3 million dollars. More than 400 athletes from 20 countries took part in the event.
|Host city||Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan|
|Opening ceremony||9 September 2014|
|Closing ceremony||14 September 2014|
|Officially opened by||Almazbek Atambaev|
President of Kyrgyzstan
A cultural programEdit
The Games are surrounded by a cultural and ethnical program. During the first edition of the Games, a yurt village was installed, and cultural events not linked with the Games' disciplines occurred, as well as other entertaining activities.
Ten sports played competitively at the games, which were:
- The equestrian sports of
- The traditional wrestling sports of:
- Two Kyrgyz national games:
- Zorhana (a form of wrestling from Azerbaijan and Iran)
- Cirit (from Turkey);
- Traditional Turkish wrestling;
- Taekkyon (from the Republic of Korea);
- Salbuurun, eagle hunting;
- Tyin Enmei, picking up a coin while upon a galloping horse;
- Kyz Kuumai, ("girl chasing"), featuring a woman and a man on horseback, the man initially chasing the woman, but if too slow then being chased and whipped by the woman.
|Totals (7 nations)||30||30||49||109|
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