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Turkey's Slipperiest Men: A Thousand Wrestlers and Two Tons of Olive Oil
One gets the impression that you're not looking at a still picture at all, but a few moments blending into one another, less an instant than idea, a feeling. Known as "yagli gures" pronounced "yaw-luh gresh" , the slippery sport is considered by some to be the Turkish national game. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Before that, bouts could drag on for days. The well-muscled men face off in the middle of a grassy field, as a crowd of thousands looks on eagerly. Overnight stay in one of the local houses.
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After leaving active wrestling, they organize many wrestling events, thus making an important contribution to the survival and safeguarding of this tradition. View article in original language. The writing in metal studs on his butt indicates his name or his sponsoring club, usually his home town. The winner carries the title of best wrestler in Turkey until the next Kirkpinar contest -- and takes home a solid-gold title belt. Shot on assignment for Men's Health Magazine. Get Worldcrunch delivered daily in your inbox. Day One is devoted entirely to the lower categories; days Two and Three involve all thirteen categories.
The matches are won on points, or if the opponent is lying on his back. Prague Day One Hundred and Twelve: View article in original language. Ohrid to Prilep Day Thirty: Bosnian youth display childhood items at war museum. Photographer Jim Mavros captures the oily rituals of one of the oldest sports on the planet. There is even a pharmacist.