Traditional games are held in the framework of a people festives and rituals. The modern form of traditional games is a festival. Competitions of traditional games are of two types:
without identifying the winner - the game for pleasure or playing;
with the identification of the winner, but without taking into time scoring in full accordance with the old times - ethnosport.
Traditional games always have the core of the main competitions - the Laamba wrestling in Senegal, the fistfight at the Atmanov kulachki in Russia, the strongman competition at the Highland Games in Scotland, three games of men (wrestling, archery and horse racing) at the Nadom festival in Mongolia, etc.
The World Ethnosport expresses deep concern over the fact that the Naadam festival was held without spectators and declares that such measures, destroying the nature of public festivals that were initially open to everyone, are unacceptable.
World Ethnosport leaders – President Alexey Kylasov, Vice President Vladislav Redkin and Vice President Baba Pradeep Madhok attended traditional games in Varanasi, India, and presented cash prizes to the winners and participants.
In the historical place of Krestov Brod in the city of Roshal, as it should be on the holy week, traditional games "Krestovskie kulachki" were held.
December 16 in the sports complex "Luzhniki" for the first time held traditional games on Nikola Winter’s, organized in Russian games project by the Ethnosport Federation of Russia.
Traditional Games and Ethnosport Federation of Russia with the support of Moscomsport (Moscow City Department of Physical Culture and Sport) revived hosting traditional games on Trinity, which took place in the Moscow Lianozovsky Park of Culture and Leisure.
On the eve of our Yuriev Day, “Ethnosport" journal writes about the Drakoktonia (Δρακοκτονίας – Kill the Dragon), which took place in Greece on St. George’s Day. The journal also informs about this custom as it is celebrate in Emmanouel Pappas village, a suburb of Sérres, a city in Central Macedonia, Greece.
December 16 in the sports complex "Luzhniki" for the first time held traditional games on Nikola Winter’s, organized in Russian games project by the Ethnosport Federation of Russia. In th program is Rusmych (Russian ball), traditional wrestling za-vorotok, wall of fistfight, and stick pulling.
Traditional Games and Ethnosport Federation of Russia held a Russian traditional games on the Red Hill at Moscow Izmailovo Park.
Teaser of the film on traditional games "Atmanov’s Kulachki - 2014". Cameramen Sergey Koshuba, Gennady Metelev; director Gennady Metelev.