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Buzkashi: Afghanistan's game of horses and headless goats

Buzkashi is a traditional Central Asian sport with an intriguing political significance. Benjamin Clarke recounts his experiences at a match in Afghanistan.

I stepped out of my hotel in Mazar-e-Sharif on a Friday morning and breathed in the cool, crisp air of the Afghan winter. 836 more words

Central Asia

The National Sport of Afghanistan: Buzkashi, a Goat-Grabbing Game

By Jerry Del Priore

This is from the corner of the unusual, at least by American standards, especially mine.

Afghanistan’s national sports isn’t soccer, the world’s most popular sport, nor is it cricket, second in popularity to soccer. 167 more words

SPORTS

A Buzkashi Christmas

December and I have always had a strained relationship with each other. It has been a quiet antagonist for most of my life, lying in wait at the end of the calendar year with its big hungry jaws, ready to chew me up like a piece of gum. 1,131 more words

Comedy