Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling: Oil Wrestling, The world's oldest sport competition, Kirkpinar, Edirne, Turkey
Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Competition is the world's oldest continuously held sporting competition. Its history, dating back to the origins of the Ottoman Empire, and its modern wrestling heroes, as seen on televisions around the world, are legendary. This book is a complate introduction to the colourful history the games giving historical background information and practical tips to make your stay in Edirne easy and enjoyable. Whether you're a fan of international spectator sports, a lover of history, or just want to mingle with the locals over kebab and raki, this book is an invaluable guide to getting the most for your money.. Or your oil.