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(from the left) P. Serdamba (Boxing world champion) -Prime Minister S. Batbold - B. Tsagaanbaatar (Judo world champion)
Annual Olympic Gala celebration in Ulaanbaatar

06 Jan 2010
The annual Olympic gala " BURTU CHONO", named as a folktale symbol of heroism of nomadic Mongolian,  held in Ulaanbaatar in kind partnership with Mongolian National TV. Dr. D. Zagdsuren, NOC President, Mr. Sh. Magvan, IOC Hon. Member, Mr. D. Surenkhorloo, Chairman of National Sports Board, as well as Mr. S. Lambaa, Sports Minister and H.E S. Batbold, Prime Minister are attended this ceremony. Athletes of the year are Mr. P. Serdamba, first-ever boxing world champion and Mr. B. Tsagaanbaatar, first-ever judo world champion, are received BURTU CHONO TROPHY from Prime Minister S. Batbold.

B. Munguntuul (Chess), G. Usukhbayar (National wrestling), M. Davaajargal - Hakuho (Sumo), U. Munkh-Erdene, N. Tugstsogt (both boxing), B. Odonchimeg, O. Burmaa (both female wrestling), D. Tumurkhuleg (Judo) are selected by sports media of Mongolia as a TOP-10 in 2009.
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