89 countries confirm their participation in V World Nomad Games

World Nomad Games
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The V World Nomad Games will be held in Astana on September 8-13. The program includes horse races, national wrestling, traditional intellectual games, competitions in martial arts, archery, and national bird hunting. Half of the games are Kazakh national games, while the rest are of Turkic countries, Vice Tourism and Sports Minister Serik Zharasbayev said.

He said 89 countries confirmed their participation in the V World Nomad Games. Over 2,500 athletes are expected to take part in the event. The solemn opening ceremony will be staged at the Astana Arena. The Ushkempirov Wrestling Arena will host wrestling events. The Duman Hotel will play a host to the togyzkumalak, mangala and other sporting events.

In addition, an international scientific conference will be held as part of the World Nomad Games.

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