Mongolia sends off athletes to Special Olympics

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/  March 9, Thursday saw a send-off ceremony for Mongolian athletes to partake in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games which will take place in Austria on March 14-25.

Team Mongolia first participated at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. And Mongolia sent 14 athletes to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games who claimed 4 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals in 3 categories.

This time, 14 Mongolian athletes are to compete under the supervision of 3 coaches in bandy, cross-country ski and snowshoeing.

Present at the send-off ceremony were S.Oyun, Head of Mongolian Special Olympics Committee, O.Gerel, senior specialist at Department of Sports Policy at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, Ts. Sharavjamts, Authority of Physical Culture and Sports and coach Ch.Nasantogtokh, Hero of Labor.

During the ceremony, bandy player D.Tuguldur was handed over the national flag by Ch.Nasantogtokh.