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More than 1,500 people representing dozens of tribes are taking part in the games.
Last updated: 16 Nov 2013 15:21
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Cuiaba, Brazil - Members of dozens of indigenous tribes have gathered in Brazil to participate in the 12th series of the Indigenous Games. More than 1,500 people representing more than 40 tribes are taking part.

Events include a tree trunk race, in which participants haul a 100-kilogram tree for over 500 metres, archery, wrestling, and a football-like game in which players use their heads to move the ball.

Unlike Western sporting events, which emphasise competition, the Indigenous Games focus more on celebrating tradition.


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Indigenous people dance in unison in preparation for the games.



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The games are being held in Cuiaba, the capital of Brazil's Mato Grosso state.



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Around half of the athletes competing in the Indigenous Games are women.



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More than 1,500 people from more than 40 tribes participated in the week-long games.



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Pira, of Brazil's Assurini tribe, competed in several events.



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Two tribe members carry a log into the arena. A relay race in which athletes carried heavy logs was one of the crowd favourites.



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Two men from the Kuntunawa tribe, who live near the Brazilian border with Bolivia.


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Two tribes compete in the tug-of-war event.




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Indigenous people dance in unison in preparation for the games.

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The games are being held in Cuiaba, the capital of Brazil(***)s Mato Grosso state.

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Around half of the athletes competing in the Indigenous Games are women.

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More than 1,500 people from more than 40 tribes participated in the week-long games.

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Pira, of Brazil(***)s Assurini tribe, competed in several events.

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Two tribe members carry a log into the arena. A relay race in which athletes carried heavy logs was one of the crowd favourites.

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Two tribes compete in the tug-of-war event.

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Indigenous people dance in unison in preparation for the traditional sporting events.

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Indigenous people dance in unison in preparation for the traditional sporting events.

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An indigenous person watching the fireworks during opening ceremonies.

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An indigenous person watching the fireworks during opening ceremonies.

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Aaround half of all the indigenous athletes competing in the Indigenous Games are women.

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More than 1500 people from more than 40 tribes participated in the week-long games.

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More than 1500 people from more than 40 tribes participated in the week-long games.

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Pira from the Brazilian Assurini tribe competed in several events.

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Pira from the Brazilian Assurini tribe competed in several events.

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Two tribe members carrying a log into the arena. A relay race where athletes carried heavy logs was one of the crowd favorites.

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Two tribe members carrying a log into the arena. A relay race where athletes carried heavy logs was one of the crowd favorites.

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Two men from the Kuntunawa tribe, who live near the Brazilian border with Bolivia.

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Two men from the Kuntunawa tribe, who live near the Brazilian border with Bolivia.

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Two tribes competing in the tug-of-war competiion.

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Two tribes competing in the tug-of-war competiion.



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