Special Olympics Mongolia Expands to Uvurkhangai

Photo collage of Special Olympics in Uvurkhangai

On October 20 Uvurkhangai Province held its first ever Special Olympics Games. The two day event, held in Uvurkhangai’s provincial capital, saw participation of 36 children, aged between 14 and 18, in competitions including shot-put, long jump, track, powerlifting, volleyball, and basketball. The event featured the introduction of the Special Olympics Young Athletes program, which saw the additional participation of 16 children between the ages of 7 and 12.

The event was sponsored by the Uvurkhangai Ministry of Education, World Vision, Peace Corps, Special Olympics Mongolia, Second School of Arvaikheer, the sports center, Mongolia’s Scouting Association, and the Governor of Uvurkhangai.

Since its creation in April 2013, Special Olympics Mongolia now serves 1200 athletes, with 50 coaches, 20 public health professionals, 5 medical professionals, and countless community and family volunteers.

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