Summer Olympic Torch Relay reaches Dornod Province


The Mongolian National Olympic Committee and General Authority for Border Protection organized the Darkhan Border Olympic Campaign to tour around Mongolia with the Olympic flame of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The Olympic Torch Relay reached Bayan-Uul soum in Dornod Province on Sunday.
Many events kicked-off when the Olympic torch reached the birthplace of Chinggis Khaan, Dadal soum, at the  stop before Bayan-Uul soum. The events included the Eastern Region Ski Championships, the D.Munkhuu Volleyball Competition, and a national wrestling competition organized by Khilchin Sports Committee.
The Mongolian National Ice Anklebone Shooting Association also used the opportunity to promote ice anklebone shooting, a traditional Mongolian game. The association is investing in restoring and widely promoting traditional nomadic winter festivals and traditional games. It has even invited the best anklebone shooting players from Ulaanbaatar to host ice anklebone shooting workshops and competitions.
Young and old competitors from Khentii and Dornod gathered in Dadal soum to partake in the Eastern Region Ski Championships during the Darkhan Border Olympic Campaign. The Deputy President of the Mongolian National Olympic Committee and Olympic gold medalist Ts.Damdin, Colonel J.Jamsrandorj of Border Unit 0287 in Dadal soum, Coach J.Davaasuren of Khilchil Sports Committee, and representatives from the Mongolian National Ice Anklebone Shooting Association, and provincial authorities from Dornod and Khentii provinces attended the events.
The Olympic torch will travel 7,762 km in Mongolia, and will visit 20 military brigades  and 64 soums in 12 provinces, namely Dornod, Sukhbaatar, Dornogovi, Umnugovi, Govi-Altai, Khovd, Bayan-Ulgii, Uvs, Zavkhan, Bulgan, Selenge and Khentii provinces. The Olympic Torch Relay will conclude on August 5, when the last torchbearer will light the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics at Maracana Stadium.

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