Olympic torch sets off to Mongolia's southernmost point

2020-11-05 12:56:50

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. A team consists of 16 members from Mongolia-Japan Friendship Society, the Mongolian Triathlon Union and the Border Military Committee set off today to carry Tokyo-2020 Olympic torch to Orvog Gashuunii Bor Tolgoi, Mongolian southernmost point.

With the support of Embassy of Japan in Mongolia and Mongolian National Olympic Committee, Mongolia-Japan Friendship Society and the Mongolian Triathlon Union co-initiated to have the torch travel in four points in Mongolian territory with a purpose to inspire Mongolian athletes who will compete in the Summer Olympics.

The torch was carried to Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains last year and it will travel to Mongolian northern and easternmost points - Soyolz Mountain and Mongol Shariin Davaa next year.