Sports Diplomacy With Mongolia

Posted by Cindy Gire
July 15, 2011
Commerce Secretary Locke Looks on as Ambassador Ereli Presents a Jacket to Mongolian President

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' SportsUnited Office at the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with USA Wrestling, recently announced the first sports exchange with Mongolia. The announcement was made during the visit of Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. To commemorate the occasion, Ambassador Adam Ereli, the Bureau's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary presented President Elbegdorj with a USA Wrestling jacket.

In November, SportsUnited will bring members of the Men's and Women's Freestyle Wrestling team to the United States to train with American athletes and to compete in the New York Athletic Club Wrestling Championships. The Mongolian wrestlers will train in Colorado Springs at the U.S. Olympic Training facility alongside of male and female American wrestlers. Click here to learn more about international exchanges between the United States and Mongolia.



Ohio, USA
July 15, 2011

Drew in Ohio writes:

This hearkens back to the days of "ping-pong diplomacy," doesn't it? =]

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