Oil wrestling (Turkish: Yağlı güreş), also called grease wrestling, is the Turkish
national sport. It is so called because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive ...
Mar 5, 2013 ... So, the premise of oil wrestling is this: first, get greased up with olive oil. So, the
premise of oil wrestling is this: first, get greased up with.
Oil wrestling is a very popular sport in Turkey since the Ottoman Empire. Today
Edirne Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournaments are world known.
When it comes to macho throwdowns, the Super Bowl's got nothing on Kirkpinar,
a greased-up wrestling match that is said to be the world's oldest annual ...
Aug 7, 2014 ... CNN's Ivan Watson explores the ancient sport of oil wrestling which dates back
hundreds of years.
Mar 23, 2013 ... In a match of oil-wrestling, Turkey's national sport, there's no penalty for holding.
In fact, the entire game revolves around participants fighting to ...
Jun 8, 2009 ... More info about travel to Turkey: http://www.ricksteves.com/europe/turkey For
1500 years, the fortress town of Erzurum has stood like a ...
Jul 5, 2013 ... Well-oiled wrestlers prepared for battle as the 652nd Kirkpinar annual oil
wrestling festival gets under way in the Turkish city of Edirne on Friday ...
Jan 24, 2010 ... Interesting document about wrestling in Turkey showing rules, philosophy and
way of this year number one wrestler through some tournament, ...
Jul 29, 2007 ... Part 1/3: 7-August-2005: Traditional oil wrestling in the mountains of Rodope,
West Thrace, Greece in "Chilia".