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Mongolia Area's First Special Olympics Games

This week, Uvurkhangai Province held its first ever Special Olympics games. The two day event, held in Uvurkhangai’s provincial capital, saw participation from 36 children, between the ages of 14 and 18, in athletic competitions including shot-put, long jump, track, powerlifting, volleyball, and basketball. The event also included the Special Olympics Young Athletes program. The event was a joint effort between 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. Special Olympics Mongolia has grown since its inception in April 2013 to include 1200 athletes, 50 Coaches, 20 public health professionals, 5 medical professionals, and countless community and family volunteers.

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