RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service August 27, 2017 Kazakhstan beat Kyrgyzstan 4-1 to capture the inaugural world championship in kokpar [buzkashi], or kok-boru — an ancient equestrian sport in which a goat carcass is traditionally used as a ball. The Kazakh team took home 10 million tenge ($30,000) for their first place win on August 27, while
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan January 20, 2017 An explosion in northern Afghanistan has killed at least three people outside a game of buzkashi – a popular, traditional equestrian sport in Afghanistan and Central Asia that is similar to polo but uses a goat or calf carcass instead of a ball. The explosion was to the
Channel News Asia: With their whips cracking neighing horses, an unruly scrum of riders battled in a muddy field for the headless carcass of a calf — this is the Afghan sport of buzkashi. Passion, raw aggression, horsemanship and a fierce competitive instinct were on display in country’s biggest annual tournament held in northern Mazar-i-Sharif city, set
Tolo News: After months of insecurity in their province, Baghlan residents celebrated their much hoped for “safety” when they flocked to watch and participate in local Buzkashi matches in the run up to the Persian New Year. The tournament kicked off on Wednesday and will continue for the next few days throughout a number of Baghlan areas.