President congratulates Mongolian athletes who competed in ASIAD


President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj visited the Mongolian National Olympic Committee on October 21 to award the President’s Prize to Mongolian athletes who competed in the 17th Asian Games, which took place in Incheon, South Korea.
Mongolian athletes performed brilliantly in the Asian Games and won a total of 21 medals, including five gold, four silver and 12 bronze, and ranked in the 16th place among 45 countries.
President Ts.Elbegdorj congratulated the athletes and said, “Today I am very happy to meet with our athletes who successfully participated in the 17th Asian Games. Our state has been paying special attention on supporting sports and we should continue this tradition. Mongolia supported sports not only during the years of socialism, but in the early years of our history. During the Great Mongol Empire, a sporting competition known as Naadam Festival was organized and widely celebrated by the citizens of Mongolia. This tradition has been maintained and widely spread in Mongolia.”
“A country that has a sports tradition remains powerful, even though it has a small population. Through this factor, a country upholds its dignity and reputation. I think that paying attention to supporting sports is not only a duty of some authorities and officials, but also a lifetime commitment for the people who are involved in sports. I reaffirm my commitment to sports to pay close attention to sport and support our athletes,” the President added.
“In 1998, when I was Prime Minister I issued a resolution to grant monetary rewards to athletes. During that time, the situation in Mongolia was difficult. This is one of my key decisions, during my short time of premiership. Also the above-mentioned resolution included the decision to award artists who made achievement in cultural festivals and competitions. I am very grateful that the resolution has always been supported and implemented by the Mongolian governments of all time up until now.”


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