Accessibility links

The Thunder Of Hooves At The World Nomad Games

A sporting event like no other is taking place in Kyrgyzstan this week.

The second World Nomad Games has attracted competitors from more than 40 countries, for six days of events in 23 ancient sports unique to Central Asia.
Show more

High in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, a yurt city is host to the World Nomad Games. 
1

High in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan, a yurt city is host to the World Nomad Games. 

On September 3, the games were officially opened to the thunder of hooves. 
2

On September 3, the games were officially opened to the thunder of hooves. 

Dancers during the opening ceremony. The games are being held on the shores of Issyk Kul, a lake ringed by the Tian Shian mountains. 
3

Dancers during the opening ceremony. The games are being held on the shores of Issyk Kul, a lake ringed by the Tian Shian mountains. 

Steven Seagal clip-clopped into the stadium during the ceremony. It was a low-energy entrance for the former action-movie star, but the local crowd roared their approval. 
4

Steven Seagal clip-clopped into the stadium during the ceremony. It was a low-energy entrance for the former action-movie star, but the local crowd roared their approval. 

Load more

XS
SM
MD
LG