Construction of sports complex for East Asian Youth Games running at 70 percentSports
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The construction of the sports complex, where Ulaanbaatar-2023 East Asian Youth Games will be organized, started in 2020 and is currently 70 percent complete.
The organizing committee of the regional sports event convened today and discussed the issues related to the organization. The soccer field and infrastructure work are 95 percent complete, and some parts of the sports complex will be completed within this year, reports the organizing committee.
Mongolia won the bid to host the event in 2017 and the East Asian Games Association (EAGA), Ulaanbaatar city administration, and Mongolian National Olympic Committee signed a tripartite contract in Taichung, Taiwan. It is held every four years since 2019 among athletes aged 14-18 from eight East Asian countries as well as the Pacific Island of Guam in 12 sports categories. This is the first time that such a major sports event will be held in Ulaanbaatar.
4,500 people (about 2,400 athletes, coaches, and more than 350 referees and technicians) will arrive in Ulaanbaatar to take part in the Games. The organizing committee is headed by Governor of the capital city and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar D.Sumiyabazar.