- Posted October 15, 2012 by
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Mongolian Coin Toss Event
- Anika3, CNN iReport producer
The way the contest is played is a horseman races towards a coin placed in the dirt and swoops down and tries to pickup the coin.
There were about 50 nomadic horseback riders who participated in the coin toss event during the Golden Eagle Festival near Olgii, Mongolia.
It was interesting to watch rider after rider almost fall off their horse as they raced to see who was the fastest to locate and pickup the coin. The good news is no one fell off their horse. The crowd cheered as their favorite rider raced down the field. Kids as young as twelve and men as old as eight participated in the event.
Enjoy the photos of this event.