ulan bator

June 22, 2009

Presidential wrestling in UB

Shouldn’t all presidential inauguration celebrations include a wrestling competition? Last Thursday Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj was sworn in as Mongolia’s new President. Along with a military parade in Ulan Bator’s Sukhbaatar Square opposite Parliament, there was a concert staged at the Cultural Palace. But sports fans in Mongolia were not disappointed. A wrestling competition to mark the […]

June 18, 2009

Meanwhile in Mongolia…

It had to be exactly 12:06 pm. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj set the time of his swearing-in ceremony to become the fourth President of Mongolia in a symbolic nod to the year Genghis Khan was proclaimed ruler of the Mongol Empire. Dressed in a gold-coloured traditional deel, Elbegdorj took the oath of office today at Parliament in […]