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British and Mongolian army to play polo

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British and Mongolian army to play polo

The British and Mongolian army polo teams will mount for the annual friendly match on at the Khaan Polo Club, in Ulaanbaatar’s sub district area of Gachuurt on 22 September at 1.30 p.m. The army polo match has being held since 2015 and aims for deepening cooperation between the two countries in the sports, tourism and defence sectors.

The Mongolian polo team members were introduced to their British counterparts in 2015 at their first training session, held at the military base in Khentii Province under the patronage of the Ministry of Defence of Mongolia.

The United Kingdom was the first western country that recognized Mongolian Independence. Relationships between the two countries have successfully been developing over the last five years. Currently, Mongolia is closely cooperating with the UK in education, environment, democracy and economic development.

History reveals to us that it was only in the 1860s that the British Indian Cavalry Regiments invented the game nicknamed ‘King’s Game’ while it was being played at Manipur on 12 hand ponies.

The Mongolian Polo Federation was established in 1997. The Mongolian national polo team is no amateur affair – it won silver at the Asian Championships which were held in Bangkok in 2012.

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