Two Mongolian skiers representing Mongolia at Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics
The opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympics, symbolizing the peace and togetherness of humankind, took place on February 7, at Fisht Olympic Stadium. A team of six represented Mongolia in the opening parade of national teams.
International Sports Masters B.Byambadorj and Ch.Otgontsetseg are competing in cross-country skiing. Their games are scheduled for February 14 and 15.
The two skiers and their coaches arrived in Sochi on January 30 and moved into the Sochi Olympic Village.
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are the 13th Winter Olympic Games that Mongolia has participated in. Mongolia took part in the Winter Olympics for the first time in 1964 at the Innsbruck Olympics in Austria, with 13 athletes (ten men and three women) competing in Biathlon, Country-Cross Skiing and Speed Skating.
Mongolia is marks its 50th Anniversary of competing in Winter Olympics this year. It was also India and North Korea’s first time competing in the Winter Olympics in 1964.
State Honored Athlete and skater L.Tsend led the Mongolian team and walked as a flag bearer for Mongolia in Innsbruck 1964, Grenoble 1968 and the Sapporo 1972 Winter Olympics.
Skier L.Dorj also competed in two Winter Olympic Games and coached his juniors in four more Winter Olympics. The names of the two athletes are
highlighted in the Mongolian history of sports.
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