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Iran participates in World Nomad Games

Tehran, The opening ceremony of the 2018 of World Nomad Games was held at Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan.

Political figures, including the Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Tatarstan also attended the opening ceremony on Sunday.

More than 2,000 athletes from 12 countries participate in the event, including 24 Iranians.

This edition of the Nomad Games kicks off officially on Monday, Sept 3 and will wrap up on Saturday, Sept 8.

Previous editions of World Nomad Games (2014, and 2016) took place in and were won by Kyrgyzstan.

The World Nomad Games was the initiative of the former Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambayev and is intended to create relationships between ethnic games and cultures and to revive the historical and cultural heritage of different nations around the world.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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