Venue: Issyk-Kul lakeside
From September 2 through 8, 2018, Kyrgyzstan will host the World Nomad Games in Cholpon-Ata, a city on the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul, which feature traditional games from Central Asia and athletes from around the world. The Games will bring together sports delegations from Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Gagauzia, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, China and over 10 subjects of the Russian Federation. Kyrgyzstan, as a competition organizer will be represented by two teams in each sport.
The program of the World Nomad Games includes games such as Kok-Boru, Toguzkorgool, Kyrgyzkuroshu, Alysh, Oodarysh, At-chabysh, Zhorgo-salysh, Kunanchabysh, Ordo, Kyz-Kuumai. The winners of such national games as tiyinenmey, kulatuu, and salbuurun are also expected to be awarded with medals.
The World Nomad Games is an analogue of Olympic, Asian and Paralympic Games. This tourist project aims to develop traditional, national games of many nomadic nations. The project is presented on behalf of Kyrgyzstan.