Mongolia indigenous women take part in an archery demonstration during the first day of competition at the World Indigenous Games, in Palmas, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 24. Billed as the indigenous Olympics, the games are expected to attract nearly 2,000 athletes from dozens of Brazilian ethnicities, as well as from such far-flung nations as Ethiopia and New Zealand.
Mongolia: How the Sparsely Populated Land of Genghis Khan Succeeds at the Olympics
A Mongolian woman discharges an arrow from a bow at an archery competition during the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Mongolians celebrate the anniversary of Genghis Khan's march to world conquest on July 11 with the annual sports festival featuring traditional Mongolian events including wrestling, archery, and horse racing.