The World Indigenous Games

The first World Indigenous Games is underway in Palmas, Brazil, having kicked off on October 23. Also billed as the Indigenous Olympics, the games include 2,000 athletes from dozens of Brazilian tribes, as well as indigenous groups from 22 other countries—from the United States and Russia, to New Zealand and Ethiopia. Sporting events include some Western-style competitions like soccer, and many indigenous traditional games—some played competitively, many played as demonstration events. The games run through November 1.

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