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Kyrgyzstan gets first female hockey team
Based in the remote village of Otradnoe, 400 kilometres (249 miles) east of the country's capital Bishkek, the team comprises of around 15 girls from a local school and uses a flooded allotment to train on during the winter months.

Starting from nothing around three years ago, the team had to manage with whatever equipment they had and injuries were not uncommon.

However, news of the team reached as far as Switzerland, resulting in hockey pad donations from the Kyrgyz community living there.

As the only female hockey team in the country, the group hone their skills and train with male hockey...
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OTRADNOYE, Kyrgyzstan
Young hockey players are seen in action during a training match between Kyrgyzstan's first female hockey team and the male team of the Karakol lyceum, in the village of Otradnoye, Kyrgyzstan February 4, 2020. Picture taken February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov
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