World Nomad Games 2016: Kyrgyzstan's sporting extravaganzaUpdated 5:07 AM ET, Wed September 14, 2016 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Horseback stunts and goat throwingThe 2016 World Nomad Games was held near the shores of Lake Issyk-Kul in Cholpon-Ata City, Kyrgyzstan.Hide Caption 1 of 6 Photos: Horseback stunts and goat throwingThe Central Asian nation welcomed 2,000 athletes from 40 nations across the world to compete in a range of traditional nomad sports.Hide Caption 2 of 6 Photos: Horseback stunts and goat throwingA Kyrgyz berkutchi -- an eagle hunter -- pictured in action in the Salbuurun event, which comprises of three different hunting techniques involving dogs and birds.Hide Caption 3 of 6 Photos: Horseback stunts and goat throwingRiders entertained the crowd at the host village near Kyrchyn Gorge.Hide Caption 4 of 6 Photos: Horseback stunts and goat throwingHorses are an integral part of Nomad culture and are at the center of the Games. Foreign teams were able to rent animals in order to compete.Hide Caption 5 of 6 Photos: Horseback stunts and goat throwingKok-Boru is a traditional sport where each team has to try to throw a decapitated goat into the opposition's goal to win a point. Games consist of three 20-minute periods. Hide Caption 6 of 6The second World Nomad Games featured athletes from 40 countries competing in 16 "ethnosports." More from SportVendee Globe: How sailing's toughest race was wonAmanda Nunes: 'I'll be a better UFC champ than Ronda Rousey'Kitzbuhel: Feared downhill race demands guts for gloryGeorgia Dome's final NFL game has Super Bowl significanceGareth Baber: Rugby in Fiji 'not like any other country'