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The 5th National Children’s Sports Festival concludes

By B.TUNGALAG

The 5th National Children’s Sports Festival took place in Ulaanbaatar from September 12 to 18, which included competitions in 17 sports categories. Over 2,500 athletes and 1,000 coaches from nine districts of Ulaanbaatar and all 21 provinces of Mongolia competed in this year’s festival.
The closing ceremony of the festival was held at Chinggis Square last Saturday, and the winners were granted medals and prizes. Bayanzurkh District won the festival in team results, with 21 gold, 19 silver, and 20 bronze medals. They were followed by Sukhbaatar District with 17 gold, 15 silver, and 23 bronze medals; and Orkhon Province with 17 gold, eight silver, and 14 bronze medals.
Winners of the National Children’s Sports Festival will compete in the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 in Norway.
Vice Minister of Health and Sports and head of the festival’s organizing committee T.Boldbaatar, Minister of Education, Culture and Science L.Gantumur, Director of Physical Education and Sports Development Center P.Bat-Erdene, and other officials attended the closing ceremony. T.Boldbaatar said, “I really appreciated that athletes and coaches from 21 provinces of Mongolia and nine districts of Ulaanbaatar competed in this year’s festival. I hope junior athletes will train harder and achieve success at international games. The festival’s organizing committee will try hard to make this festival an international festival.”
The festivals for children and universities are organized once every four years. The 1st Children’s Sports Festival was held in 1999 in Mongolia.

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