Mongolia at the
2010 Winter Olympics
IOC codeMGL
NOCMongolian National Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.mn (in Mongolian)
in Vancouver
Competitors2 in 1 sport
Flag bearer Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Mongolia participated in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from 12–28 February 2010. The Mongolian delegation consisted of two cross-country skiers, Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene and Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren. The delegation's best finish in any event was 73rd by Ochirsüren in the Women's 10 kilometre freestyle.

The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.
The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

Background

The Mongolian National Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee on 1 January 1962,[1] and the nation entered Olympic competition soon after, talking part in both the 1964 Winter and Summer Olympics. Mongolia has only missed two Olympic Games since, the 1976 Winter Olympics; and the 1984 Summer Olympics as the Mongolians joined in the Soviet-led boycott of the Games in Los Angeles.[2][3] Vancouver marked the Mongolian's twelfth appearance at a Winter Olympic Games.[4] The delegation sent to Vancouver consisted of two cross-country skiers; Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene and Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren.[5] Ochirsüren was chosen as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony, while Khash-Erdene was selected for the closing ceremony.[6][7]

Cross-country skiing

Main article: Cross-country skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene was 26 years old at the time of the Vancouver Olympics, and had previously represented Mongolia at the 2006 Winter Olympics. [8] His only race, the Men's 15 kilometre freestyle was held on 15 February. Khash-Erdene finished with a time of 42 minutes and 27 seconds, nearly nine minutes behind the gold-medal winning time. This put him in 87th position, out of 95 competitors who finished the race.[9]

Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren was 24 years old at the time of these Games, and also had prior Olympic experience at the 2006 Turin Olympics for the Mongolian team.[10] Her race was the Women's 10 kilometre freestyle also held on 15 February, and she finished with a time of 32 minutes and 56 seconds. She was nearly eight minutes behind the gold medallist in completing the race.[11] She placed 73rd, out of a field of 77 classified competitors.[12]

Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Khürelbaataryn Khash-Erdene Men's 15 km freestyle 42:27.4 8:51.1 87
Erdene-Ochiryn Ochirsüren Women's 10 km freestyle 32:56.1 7:57.7 73

See also

References

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  3. ^ Schmemann, Serge (15 May 1984). "Olympics Decision Final, Soviet Says". The New York Times. p. A1. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
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  6. ^ "Complete list of 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic flag-bearers". The Vancouver Sun. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 16 February 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
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  11. ^ "Cross Country Skiing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games: Women's 10 kilometres". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
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