- File Size: 881 KB
- Print Length: 49 pages
- Publication Date: December 3, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004EYUF3A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling: Oil Wrestling, The world's oldest sport competition, Kirkpinar, Edirne, Turkey Kindle Edition
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From this introduction Aydemir Ay takes us back in time to the year 1361 which is supposedly when the practice of Kirkpinar began and then discusses the subsequent years of traditions surrounding this festival and sport. He supplies excellent photographs of ancient paintings as well as contemporary color photographs of past and present Bas' Pehlivan, and sensitive looks at the palaces and sites of his beloved city in such a manner that the tourist will want to add this festivity to the next itinerary! He then delves into the sport itself, describing the 'uniform' and the oil resources and the rules of the game and follows this with a roster of the famous wrestlers of the past and the present. Many of the photographs are not only informative but also amusing as we are allowed to see the art of 'staying connected' in the midst of a bath of olive oil.
Aydemir Ay proves a fine and proud guide to his city an its history and makes this book a temptation to visit his country and town and partake in the foods and festivities of Kirkpinar! Grady Harp, April 11