Mongolia holds Naadam sports festival behind closed doors

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Mongolia’s annual Naadam sporting festival kicked off Saturday without a live audience for the first time in its 800-year history as COVID-19 fears gripped the Central Asian country. At a ranch outside Ulaanbaatar, athletes showed off the “three manly skills” of horsemanship, archery and wrestling, dressed in traditional “zodog shuudag” wrestling suits and “deel” tunics.

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