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‘Rural Olympics’ attracts stuntmen, performers from across India

4 February 2018

Thousands of people across India celebrate the annual rural Olympics in northern Punjab state on Saturday. The sports festival includes 40 to 50 events and is a blend of accepted sporting disciplines and other more unusual pursuits. The events ranged from traditional sports like hockey and athletics to the non-traditional tyre-pushing races and endurance competitions. Organisers said the purpose behind the games is to keep alive the tradition and culture of Punjab and help connect youngsters to their roots.