The Chinese ethnic athletes are running through fire at the sports festival.
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Chinese compete in unusual ethnic sports

A traditional ethnic sports contest has been held in Nanning, in southern China which included a man climbing stairs made of knives and running through fire.

It attracted a lot of spectators - thanks to its unusual appeal.

Xiaoyun Yao reports.

  • 06 Dec 2011
  • From the section China
Go to next video: Fireball festival to mark eruption