First World Indigenous Games begins in Palmas, Brazil
First World Indigenous Games has kicked off in the northern Brazilian city of Palmas.
The lavish opening ceremony of the multi-sport event was attended by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The first of its kind international multi-sport event will involve around 2000 indigenous athletes belonging to different indigenous ethnic groups from 30 countries. Participants from countries like Ethiopia, Brazil, Mongolia, Australia, Philippines, Russia, Ethiopia and New Zealand are participating.
The first World Indigenous Games will host sporting events like archery, canoeing, spear tossing and a race through the forest. Besides, non-competitive events will be also hosted to showcase different traditions of indigenous ethnic groups.