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  2. Sports • Horse racing and falconry is the traditional sport of Kyrgyzstan. • Sport is the chief entertainment of Kyrgyzstan. • They also play sports like horse riding, tennis, martial arts, athletics and football. • The mountainous terrain is good for skiing and climbing.

  3. Falconry • Falconry is the hunting of wild quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. There are two traditional terms used to describe a person involved in falconry: a falconer flies a falcon; an austringer (German origin) flies a hawk (Accipiter and some buteos and similar) or an eagle (Aquila or similar). In modern falconry the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteojamaicensis) and the Harris hawk are often used. The words "hawking" and "hawker" have become used so much to mean petty traveling traders, that the terms "falconer" and "falconry" now apply to all use of trained birds of prey to catch game. In early English falconry literature, the word "falcon" referred to a female falcon only, while the word "hawk" or "hawke" referred to a female hawk. A male hawk or falcon was referred to as a "tiercel" (sometimes spelled "tercel") as it was roughly one third less than the female in size.Many contemporary practitioners still use these words in their original meaning. The practice of hunting with a conditioned falconry bird is also called "hawking" or "gamehawking. Info from

  4. Horse Riding • Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has a long history. Archaeological records indicate that horse racing occurred in ancient Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. Both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics by 648 BC. In the Roman Empire, chariot and mounted horse racing were major industries Info from

  5. Olympics • Aidyn Smagulov won a bronze medal in 2000 at Sydney doing judo. • Kanatbek Begaliev won a bronze medal in 2008 Beijing doing wrestling. • Ruslan Tiumenbaev won a silver medal in 2008 Beijing doing wrestling. • Kyrgyzstan entered the 2012 London Olympics doing Shooting, Taekwondo and wrestling.

  6. Thanks for watching • See You Later • Goodbye •  By Peter Muir P7-S1