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'Amazon Olympic Games' Facing Extinction

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Uploaded on Sep 5, 2014

For the past 15 years, two dozens indigenous tribes from Peru, Colombia and Brazil have met annually for a series of competitions in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

The 'Amazon Olympics' isn't made up your western games like basketball and baseball, these games are based on skills that people need to survive: swimming and canoeing in the caiman and piranha infested rivers are just two of the events.

Soccer and volleyball are some of the more familiar sports at the games, where the winning community takes home the $3,000 grand prize.

But the 'Amazon Olympics' may be seeing their end.

The customs and traditions of older generations are in decline as the younger members of these tribes have turned their back on the old ways, preferring modern culture or jeans and reggaeton. Visit us at: http://www.fusion.net
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