Agreements signed with sports associations to cooperate in East Asian Youth Games

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The East Asian Youth Games, which is organized among the nine National Olympic Committees of East Asia, will be organized in Ulaanbaatar in August 2023 and the preparations are being ensured.

As part of the preparation, Mayor of Ulaanbaatar and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Ulaanbaatar-2023 East Asian Youth Games D.Sumiyabazar signed cooperation agreements on November 11 with the presidents of 12 sports associations that will cooperate in the preparation of the games.

Over 4,500 people (about 2,400 athletes, coaches and more than 350 referees and technicians) will arrive in Ulaanbaatar to take part in the games, which will be held in Ulaanbaatar from August 16 and 23, 2023.

During the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement, the mayor highlighted that countries attach great importance to international sports games.

Mongolia won the bid to host the event in 2017 and the East Asian Games Association (EAGA), Ulaanbaatar city administration and Mongolian National Olympic Committee signed a tripartite contract in Taichung, Taiwan. This sports event has been held every four years since 2019 among athletes aged 14 to 18 from eight East Asian countries, as well as the Pacific Island of Guam, in 12 sports categories. This is the first time that such a major sports event will be held in Ulaanbaatar. Also, Khangardi and Galbingaa birds were chosen as the game symbols. Khangardi is the symbol of the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, and a mythical bird symbolizing courage, bravery and intelligence. Also, the Galbingaa bird is an ancient Mongolian mythical and supernatural winged bird-human.

CAPITAL CITY TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY

Dulguun Bayarsaikhan

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