“Bloody, barbaric, free-for-all,” or the must-see ticket for the 2012 London Olympics? Welcome to the wonderful and frightening world of Buzkashi, a sport which, thanks to our prior scrubbing of the Taliban from Afghanistan, is now bigger than ever:
Is the world ready for a sport played with a headless goat carcass? Haji Abdul Rashid thinks it is and has big plans: corporate sponsors, television rights and beyond. “We want it to become an Olympic sport,” says Rashid, who heads the Buzkashi Federation.
To understand how ambitious ?