Nomad Games Kyrgyzstan embraces nomadic history

Kyrgyzstan is trying to boost its image and revive lost traditions.

    It is a classic sport among nomads and one of the most fiercely contested at Kyrgyzstan's first-ever national Nomad Games, organised by the government. The event was created to revive traditional sport and customs but it is also a global branding exercise.

    Thousands of people will attend the event this week on the banks of Lake Issyk-Kul.

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis reports.


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