A centuries-old tradition. The national sport of Afghanistan, buzkashi, has also resisted the return of the Taliban, who had banned it in their previous dictatorship. It is a traditional equestrian sport in Central Asia, especially in Kyrgyzstan. The name means “catch the goat”, and is practiced by two teams on a field whose length can vary between 100 and 400 meters. The aim is to grab a goat carcass and throw it over a demarcation mark. There are no written rules: it is allowed to hit the rider or his horse with a whip, push and tug each other.
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