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Mongolia ranks fourth at World Youth Chess Olympiad

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By M.ZOLJARGAL The World U-16 (under 16-years-old) Youth Chess Olympiad is taking place at Hunnu Mall, Ulaanbaatar, with the last day scheduled tomorrow. Mongolia ranked fourth as of Thursday, after India. The Olympiad launched on August 19, featuring 35 teams from 20 nations. They are playing 10 rounds in the Swiss system. On Thursday, Iran [...]

August 27th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Open Family Day held at MFF football field

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By B.DULGUUN The Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) invited children, parents, and anyone interested in football or aspiring towards becoming a professional football player to join their Football-Family Day event, organized last Saturday at the MFF football field. This event is one of many initiatives the MFF is taking within the scope of its development policy. [...]

August 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Claudia Bokel: I thought this match would be easy for me

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By B.TUNGALAG The Mongolian Fencing Federation organized a fencing exhibition match between 2001 world champion Claudia Bokel and actor B.Amarsaikhan on August 19, at Tsonjin Boldog, within the frames of Asian U-23 Fencing Championship. Fencer Claudia Bokel and actor B.Amarsaikhan fought for nine minutes and drew, 8:8. B.Amarsaikhan said, “I tried so hard. I wore [...]

August 20th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

World Champion fencer Claudia Bokel arrives in Mongolia

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By B.TUNGALAG Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), 2001 world champion of and silver medalist of Athens 2004 Summer Olympics fencer Claudia Bokel came to Mongolian on August 17. Bokel is representing the IOC and organized trainings and seminars within the IOC Athlete Career Program. The training aims to give information on how to [...]

August 18th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolia excluded from FIBA Asia Championship 2015

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By B.TUNGALAG The FIBA Asia Championship 2015 will take place in Changsha, China from September 23 to October 3. The Mongolian national basketball team might not participate in the championship, particularly the women’s team. According to the Mongolian National Basketball Federation (MNBA), the FIBA was to hold a match between Mongolia and Hong Kong to [...]

August 16th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Ts.Munkhzul earns Rio 2016 Olympic quota

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By B.TUNGALAG The 2013 Asian Champion Mongolian shooter Ts.Munkhzul, who competed in the women’s 25m pistol event, placed 6th with 13 hits, and secured shot at the Rio 2016 Olympic, on August 11. A total of 85 shooters competed in the women’s 25m pistol event. The last ISSF World Cup Stage of the season opened [...]

August 13th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Athletes from 35 countries to compete at Asian Youth Fencing Championship

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By B.TUNGALAG The Mongolian Fencing Federation (MFF) announced that Ulaanbaatar will host the Asian Youth Fencing Championship from September 7 to 12. Over 250 fencers from 35 Pacific and Asian regional countries, including Australia and New Zealand, will participate in the championship. The general assembly of the Asian Fencing Federation has scheduled to hold their [...]

August 11th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Mongolian young footballers compete at Asian Youth Fiesta

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By M.OYUNGEREL The Asian Youth U-12 Football Fiesta is being held for the third year in Anseong City, South Korea. Mongolia sent four teams to the Football Fiesta this year. The competition is being held from August 7 to 10. Eighty teams from 20 countries, such as South Korea, Pakistan, China, Cambodia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, [...]

August 9th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

First Starter’s Drift Series competition takes place

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By B.TUNGALAG The Mongolian Drift Association organized the first Starter’s Drift Series competition for drift amateurs on August 2 at Go Kart Circuit racetrack at the National Amusement Park. A total of 50 racers participated in the competition and 70 percent of them were drift amateurs. Drifting sport is developing in Mongolia and the number [...]

August 7th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

Taekwondo fighters show historic success

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By B.TUNGALAG A Mongolian team of 15 taekwondo fighters and three coaches participated in the Jeonju Open International Taekwondo Championship, Chuncheon Korea Open International Taekwondo Championship and International Children Taekwondo Championship, and showed historic success. The Mongolian team seized 12 gold, five silver and eight bronze medals from the tournaments. The Jeonju Open International Taekwondo [...]

August 4th, 2015 | Posted in Sport & Leisure | Read More »

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