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Goat dragging: Like polo, but with dead goats. Known as Kok-boru,  it is a competition that is part of Navruz celebrations, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek. Considered Kyrgyzstan’s national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent’s goal. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

Goat dragging: Like polo, but with dead goats. Known as Kok-boru,  it is a competition that is part of Navruz celebrations, an ancient holiday marking the spring equinox, in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek.

Considered Kyrgyzstan’s national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent’s goal. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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    So this is a thing.
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    OMG THIS IS DISGUSTING.
  8. grandchawhee88 reblogged this from nationalpostsports and added:
    ……you fucking kidding me?
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  10. drbunsenhoneydew reblogged this from npr and added:
    what the bloody hell?! Asians, man ….
  11. kelsey-wanderer reblogged this from npr and added:
    This sounds like a verson of buzkashi, Afghanistan’s national pastime.
  12. characterwelcome reblogged this from npr and added:
    O_o
  13. 8-bitsoul reblogged this from nationalpost and added:
    o.O
  14. mightymaura reblogged this from npr and added:
    Oh, Bishkek.
  15. bryanfriesen reblogged this from npr and added:
    Anyone up for a rousing game of Kok-boru?!
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  17. youreacescharles reblogged this from npr and added:
    Hmmm…I’m thinking we have a new inter-mural sport here…
  18. tyrionsvixen reblogged this from npr and added:
    interesting….
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    These people need to buy a playstation.
  22. cheyennedunkley20 reblogged this from npr and added:
    So odd. Why would you want to toss around a dead muddy goat?
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    why not
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