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About the Games

World Nomad Games 2016

The World Nomad Games will be held in 2016 from 3 – 8 of September on the shore of the Issyk-Kul Lake, in Kyrgyzstan.

The mission of the Games - revival and preservation of the historical cultural heritage of the nomadic people’s civilization of the world.

Objectives of the Games:

  1. to show the world the greatness of nomadic civilization.
  2. to show the world values of peace, culture and life of each ethnic group of nomadic world.
  3. the opportunity to see the nomadic sports in their original form.
  4. the opportunity to see the richness of the nomadic people of the world.

To the “World Nomad Games 2016” are invited:

  • Heads of states and governments;
  • Prominent figures in the field of the culture and science;
  • Athletes from 40 countries;
  • Mass media representatives from more than 50 countries with a possibility of broadcasting to 500,000,000 people.

The program of the World Nomad Games includes:

  • Grandiose opening and closing ceremonies of the Games; 
  • Spectacular sports events and competitions in 23 kinds of ethnosport;
  • Culture events at picturesque gorge “Kyrchyn” and at the Hippodrome in Cholpon–Ata;
  • Cultural events and evening concerts;
  • Scientific Conference on the theme “Nomadic civilization: Historical Heritage and Modernity”;
  • Demonstration performances of folk and ethnic games of the world.

World Nomad Games is the most dimensioned international project of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Games’ slogan: “UNITED in FORCE! UNITED in SPIRIT!”

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