Kirkpinar photos by Charles Fred
Post date: Jul 20, 2011 11:54:30 PM
A great flickr photo set by Charles Fred. Check out the Kirkpinar photos ! They're really good ! Dating back to the year 1357, the Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival is the oldest wrestling event in the world, attracting oiled up wrestlers from all over Turkey, and beyond.
Oil wrestling is one of Turkey’s most popular sports, and regarded by many as the manliest sport on Earth, so it’s no wonder over 1,500 oiled up Turks gather, every year, on a green field near Edirne, for a seven day event that decides the best oil wrestler in the land.