Delegation invited to Mexico to follow ancient ballgame known as ‘ulama’

World Ethnosport Confederation in Mexico for talks

By Emre Dogan

ISTANBUL

A delegation from the World Ethnosport Confederation, an international institute that organizes activities to revive traditional sports and games, visited Mexico on Thursday for talks.

Headed by its Vice President, Fatih Kalender, it was invited to Mexico to follow an ancient ballgame known as ‘ulama’.

Kalender met with the head of the Sinaloa Ulama Federation and the mayor of Guamuchil city in Sinaloa state.

The delegation also met with Ana Claudia Collado Garcia, head of the Mexican Federation of Indigenous and Traditional Games and Sports, and parliament member Armando Gonzalez Escoto.

The Turkish delegation also visited the federation and met with its honorary president, Melesio Pina.

They exchanged views on traditional sports in Mexico.

The delegation also visited the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where they were informed about the Mexican spear-thrower or atlatl game.

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