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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 ...

Rules and Customs | Turkish Wrestling


Originally embraced as the basic method for conditioning the Sultan's Janissaries (the “Marines” of the Ottoman armies), oil wrestling is more about strength and ...

Turkish oil wrestling: See how it works - CNN Video - CNN.com


Aug 6, 2014 ... CNN's Ivan Watson explores the ancient sport of oil wrestling which dates back hundreds of years.

Turkish oil wrestling - All About Turkey


Oil wrestling is a very popular sport in Turkey since the Ottoman Empire. Today Edirne Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournaments are world known.

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 ...

A Day at Turkey's 653-Year-Old Oil-Wrestling Tournament | VICE ...


Aug 3, 2015 ... For 653 years, people in the Turkish city of Edirne have taken the week off to watch oiled-up men wrestle each other. History lessons don't ...

May 9, 2014 ... Turkish Oil Wrestling ... Have you Heard of Turkish Oil Wrestling? ... Turkish Oil- Wrestling Festival: Kırkpınar 2011, Edirne Turkey - Duration: ...

Oil Wrestling Kirkpinar- Most macho sport in the World


Turkish Oilwrestling, worlds Most Macho Sport, by far the best site about the Mother of All Sports.

Kirkpinar oil wrestling festival | Intangible heritage - UNESCO ...


The Kirkpinar oil wrestling festival takes place in Edirne, Turkey. Thousands of people from different age groups, cultures and regions travel every year to see ...

Turkish Oil Wrestling and Kirkpinar


Articles, photos and news about traditional Turkish Oil Wrestling & Kirkpinar.

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Turkish Oil Wrestling Is A Totally Legit Sport - BuzzFeed


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.

Fest300 - Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival - Photos, Videos, and ...


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 ...

Oil Wrestling Is Turkey's Full-Contact, Messy National Sport (PHOTOS)


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 ...