Mongolia, Arkhangai Aimag
From the book Nomad
Naadam is an annual festival in Mongolia. It is celebrated in the whole country but is the largest in Ulaanbaatar. The three most important Mongolian sports, horse-riding, wrestling and archery, form the basis of Naadam. The closing wrestling match in the capital is the most important Mongolian sports event. Five hundred and twelve wrestlers fight through a process of elimination for the honour of the titles of Falcon, Elephant and Lion.