Jul. 5, 2022
Twenty-six-year-old Cengizhan Şimşek defeated several former champions en route to his victory at the 661st edition of the world’s oldest sporting event.
Jul. 12, 2021
Ali Gürbüz Claims Fourth Title at 660th Kırkpınar
Gürbüz defeated Koç to earn his second consecutive title as Turkey’s chief wrestler. He triumphed over 2,160 other entrants, who came from across the country to the northwestern city of Edirne to compete in the centuries-old tournament.
Jul. 7, 2019
Ali Gürbüz Wins 658th Kirkpinar Before Record-Breaking Crowds
The two-time former champion defeated Orhan Okulu, last year's winner, to claim the honor of head wrestler at Kırkpınar. This is Gürbüz's first title since his disqualification in the 2013 semi-final.
Jul. 15, 2018
Redemption for Orhan Okulu at 657th Kirkpinar
Last year's runner-up has now claimed victory at the 2018 Kirkpinar olive oil wrestling championship.
Dec. 8, 2017
Neapolitan 'Pizza Twirling' Makes UNESCO List
Two million people signed a petition supporting the official recognition of 'pizzaiuolo' pizza twirling.
Aug. 26, 2016
Jaén Seeks UNESCO Nod for its 'Sea of Olives'
The provincial government of Jaén has been the leader in pursuing the recognition of the unique Andalusian terrain as a World Heritage Site.