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Mr. Shagdarjav Magvan, IOC Hon. Member
Special honour for Mongolian sports leader


02 Nov 2009
The Museum of Zavkhan province - the home province of Mr. Shagdarjav Magvan, IOC Hon. Member - has unveiled a commemorative stand in recognition of his tremendous contribution to the Olympic Movement and to sports development in Mongolia. The opening ceremony was held in Uliastai city and was attended by Dr. D. Zagdsuren, NOC President, Mr.Ya. Sanjmyatav, Governor of  Zavkhan Province, Mr. E. Badar-Uugan, Beijing 2008 Olympic boxing champion, his children and many dignitaries.

Mr. Sh. Magvan, 82, started his career in Aldarkhaan county as a teacher and young physical education leader, rising to become NOC President, Sports Minister (1968-1978) and IOC Member (since 1977). The Zavkhan Province has donated a top horse to Mr. Sh. Magvan in traditional mongolian nomadic style.
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