World Nomad Games opening ceremony 2016

Athletes from 40 countries have gathered for the World Nomad Games in Kyrgzstan to compete in 23 different sports, including horse racing, archery, Er enish (horseback wrestling), Jereed (equestrian javelin), Toguz (an intellectual board game) and Kok-boru (a horseback competition that sees competitors score goals with a dead goat).

The slogan of the competition is: ‘United in Force! United in Spirit!’