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The 2016 Rio Olympics are over and the Paralympics are just beginning.
But in between, a much different kind of international sporting event took place in Central Asia. Instead of running, swimming, and basketball, athletes took part in sports like eagle hunting, traditional stick wrestling, and yurt-building.
Thursday marked the final day of the World Nomad Games. Nomads are groups of people who move place to place instead of living in one place all the time. Competitors from more than 40 countries gathered in eastern Kyrgyzstan for the six-day event.
It included more than 20 sports and games that are traditional to nomadic cultures around the world. The unique event has trended this week on social media.
People on Twitter described the World Nomad Games as "intense" and "alive with color and history" and "crazier and cooler than the Olympics."
Kok-boru is one of the sports people are talking about a lot. Two teams compete for control of a headless goat. The goal is to carry the body to the other team's side. It is especially difficult because the players are on horseback.
The popular game is played under different names all across Central Asia.
The Kok-boru finals were held Thursday. The team from Kyrgyzstan defeated Kazakhstan by a score of 15 to 3. China finished third.
Another popular event was yurt-building. A yurt is a temporary home used by nomads in Central Asia. It is round and covered with animal skins.
In the competitive yurt event, teams were able to build the whole shelter in less than 13 minutes.
This was only the second World Nomad Games. Kyrgyzstan was home to the first Games as well, in 2014. But this year's event was much larger and received more media attention.
With the World Nomad Games now over, new fans of the event are already waiting for the next one.
One Twitter user asked, "Who wants to go to this next year?"
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He wrenched his back in wrestling.
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The drummer is believed to be the ghost of a headless boy who reveals himself before the castle is attacked.
Also called a yurt, the circular ger can be assembled quickly by nomadic herders making camp in harsh terrain.
1.But in between, a much different kind of international sporting event took place in Central Asia.
in between 在中间（可作为副词短语或者介词短语）
Please work this old woman in between other appointments.
In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next.
2.It is round and covered with animal skins.
be covered with... 用……覆盖
The rice seedlings were covered with plastic sheeting.
One day we landed on an island covered with several sorts of fruit trees, but we could see neither man nor animal.
本周四，此次世界游牧民族运动会圆满闭幕 。游牧民族是一些游牧迁徙，所居之处长年不固定的人群 。本次运动会长达六天，共有40多个国家的选手齐聚吉尔吉斯斯坦东部 。
共有20多个世界各国游牧文化的传统体育运动赛事 。这些独具一格的赛事席卷了社交媒体 。
在众多赛事中，库姆孜是最为观众喜闻乐见的 。比赛规则是两组队员争夺一直无头山羊的控制 。目标是让山羊的身体到达另一队的区域 。做到这一点尤其难，因为运动员都骑在马背上 。这项赛事风靡中亚多地，有不同的名字 。
库姆孜决赛于周四举行 。吉尔吉斯斯坦队以15:3的优势击败了哈萨克斯坦队 。中国位列第三 。
另一个颇受欢迎的赛事是建蒙古包 。蒙古包是中亚地区游牧民族临时搭建的家 。形状为圆形，用动物皮革铺盖搭造 。
这才是第二届世界游牧民族运动会 。2014年的第一届也是在吉尔吉斯斯坦举办的 。但今年的盛会规模更大，吸引了更多媒体的眼球 。