There are numerous traditional games the Kyrgyz people have developed and preserved for centuries. Kok-Boru, meaning 'gray wolf,' is one of them. The origin of the game dates back to ancient times. In the past, the fight over a goat carcass was not just a game, but an important training for young warriors. Hundreds of riders would take part in the game. The International Federation of Kok-Boru was created in 2001, its headquarters are located in Bishkek.