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  1. Wrestlers in West Africa turn to sorcery and magic to win national championshipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Daily Mail

    The African fighters who turn to SORCERY to make sure they win traditional wrestling bouts and earn honour for their villages Dirt flies in every direction as two fighters pull and push against each other in west Africa's colourful and age-old tradition of wrestling. The men's impressive physiques, fuelled by a diet of goat meat and millet beer, have been hardened from training all year long to give them the best chance of winning in the National Wrestling championships in Tougan.

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  2. Sweat, sorcery and family honour in traditional Burkina sportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Bangkok Post

    Fortified by a diet of goat meat and millet beer, Idrissa and Eloi train hard all year long to help maintain Burkina Faso's colourful and age-old traditional wrestling. Wrestlers compete in the National Wrestling championship in Tougan, an annual national championship in the northwestern town of Tougan, Burkina Faso But the two 25-year-olds, both over 80 kilos and boasting impressive physiques, believe that rigorous physical preparation is not enough to win tournaments: sorcery, mysticism and the power of their ancestors also play a part.

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  3. Sweat, sorcery and family honour in traditional Burkina sportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | Yahoo!

    Fortified by a diet of goat meat and millet beer, Idrissa and Eloi train hard all year long to help maintain Burkina Faso's colourful and age-old traditional wrestling. But the two 25-year-olds, both over 80 kilos and boasting impressive physiques, believe that rigorous physical preparation is not enough to win tournaments: sorcery, mysticism and the power of their ancestors also play a part.

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