Thursday, February 19, 2009

Turkish Oil Wrestlers

Oil Wrestling is one of the most popular sports in Turkey. Also known as Kirkpinar, this sport has origins that date back to 2650BC in Persia! In a nut shell, the participants wear these tight leather trousers and then rub olive oil all over themselves, which of course makes them very slippery. One of the only ways that they are able to get a good hold of each other is buy grabbing each other by the crotch. It's a great way for straight guys to bond.

1 comment:

  1. Love oil wrestling. Saw it once on asian side of Istanbul in 1970. Would like to be able to buy some of the leather trousers. Tom Broster Perth Western Australia.