Monday, March 02, 2009

This is what it was like



A hot moment in Kyrgyzstan's Kok-boru Presidential Cup.

I don't know what the rules of Kok-boru are, but if you like me have read the History of William Marshal, or even read about it, you just know that this is what the 12th-century tournaments recorded in that source were like.

From the Big Picture. And speaking of big pictures, click on the one above.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Steve Muhlberger said...

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11:14 AM  
Blogger Steve Muhlberger said...

As some of you may have guessed, this is what is called "buzkashi" in
Afghanistan.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no rules to Kok-Boru, beyond getting the goat/sheep carcass across the other team's line. That's what makes it the most amazing sport ever.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Will McLean said...

There are a few rules, at least as it is played today:

http://europeandcis.undp.org/poverty/show/ADB36186-F203-1EE9-B73B634FA7478F3B

7:37 PM  
Blogger Steve Muhlberger said...

For some reason this comment by Will McLean won't publish:

There are a few rules, at least as it is played today:

http://europeandcis.undp.org/poverty/show/ADB36186-F203-1EE9-B73B634FA7478F3B

10:25 PM  

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