The World Nomad Games, also known as the Uzbekistan National Games, have been held annually since 2021. The organizing committee put together a small team from the organizing committee of the London Olympics of course to ensure that this event had a smooth execution despite being a new entrant in the sporting arena. The games are basically an Olympic sized game which is played between two teams. The idea is that a game must be played within a fixed time frame and with a fixed set of rules and specifications. The aim is to see how well the game can be integrated into the local culture and adapted to the changing cultural norms in Uzbekistan.
The World Nomad Games is a relatively new entrant on the world sporting circuit. But given the rise in participatory involvement from more than 50 countries in its first couple of events, you’re likely to hear much more about them in the years to come. Not only will the games encourage the participants to take up nomadic sports as a hobby or recreational pursuit, but it’s also hoped that they will provide the impetus for a gradual increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting the country. This could prove to be a very good experiential guide to a not so dissimilar experience in Uzbekistan.
The World Nomad Games features a wide range of activities that the participants can choose to participate in. The very first game is called, simply, ‘Carrion Gate’. This is a game in which the team that ‘conquers’ the other team by occupying their own ‘carcass’ wins. The ‘carcass’ is called, aptly enough, a ‘carrion’. As in the real-life battlefield, this means that the victors are not only figuratively ‘overpowered’, they are also ‘blooded’.
For those looking to spend the week in Kyyzhong, the second world nomad games event is tentatively scheduled to begin on the Thursday evening of 14 June. The venues for all events are chosen with care: there are over a dozen unique locations, each with its own ‘history and culture’. The city of Kashan is chosen as the starting point of the week; however, there is no definite reason why: the choice is solely the organizers’ call. The venues include the old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage rides along the dreary, sun-drenched back roads of Kashan, the cosmopolitan, lively market towns of Shymkent and Cholpon-Gorkorkor, and the rustic villages and towns along the Volkhov River. There will also be the traditional Uzbek folk dances and music at the open-air markets.
The schedule includes the traditional Uzbek folk dancing and music at the open-air markets. In addition to this, there will be two regal competitions: one in the ancient city of Kychyn, the other in the spectacular setting of the spectacular mountain village of Cholpon-Gorkor. The events are supervised by the well-known Russian folk artist, Vasili Oreshkin. The schedule also includes the world nomad games, traditionally an all-out competition between teams of ten people in a heated contest with the goal of bringing the prize money back to the villages where the matches take place.
The schedule has been designed so that the nomad teams have a realistic chance of winning the gold and silver medals. The event has a long history, having been organized and run for almost twenty years now, but the organizing and venues have always been a cause for controversy. The organizers had always wanted the game to be played in Russia, with its rich culture and tradition, but the organizers never allowed it to happen. This is why the team had to travel to the United States to compete in the World Nomad Games. The organizers have managed to change the location and time of the event to suit the needs of the American teams and to bring it all to the world stage.
If you want to experience the thrill of the extreme sports and culture of a foreign country, the World Nomad Games can provide you with just that. The athletes and participants of the sport have come from all over the world to participate in the yurt, and the cultural festival of Cholpon-Gorkor takes place on the dry river bed of the Ob River. The yurt itself was built by American specialists and takes the form of a modern log house with interiors that replicate the traditional dwellings of the nomadic peoples of the steppes.
It is said that the World Nomad Games began when one of the competitors, a man called Alexander Kondrak began playing on his horseback. He began riding on the nomadic tribes from Mongolia and asked them to construct him a tent. When he had completed it, he invited them to be part of the Olympic committee. The event has taken the world by storm, and the organizers are now looking for more organizing companies in the country. The World Nomad Games is set to take place in April 2021 and will be held at the famous Kok-Boru yurt.