World media about World Nomad Games II: IF GENGHIS KHAN WERE ALIVE, HE’D BE HERE!

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Kyrgyzstan, a land of nomads, proudly hosted the Second World Nomad Games from the 3rd to 8th of September. Participants from more than 50 countries, guests and journalists from 60 countries around the globe gathered to celebrate and showcase the rich and strong culture, traditions and games of Nomadic people. Competitions in 20 different sports brought new champions to the world. In the overall team medal table Kyrgyzstan took first place, Turkmenistan –  second, Kazakhstan – third place. Throughout the week international media reported on the event, here is what they were saying:

The Guardian published an article with the title:

“Welcome to the World Nomad Games. If Genghis Khan were alive, he’d be here!”

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BBC says:

“It is a great holiday for those who value history, traditions and love horses”

New China TV was impressed by the performance of one thousand Komuz players (traditional Kyrgyz instrument):

 

Euronews and Al Jazeera were showing the promo videos even before the opening of the games and continued after:

Euronews did an overview programme where they interviewed Steven Segal (who participated in the opening ceremony) and the Head of the External Policy department of Kyrgyzstan: