At the regular Cabinet meeting that was held on August 15, 2012, it was resolved to grant a onetime monetary award to the Silver medalist N.Tugstsogt
(Men's Boxing, 52kg), Bronze medalists U.Munkh-Erdene
(Men's Boxing, 64kg) and S.Battsetseg
(Women's Freestyle wrestling, 63kg) and their coaches, who showed brilliant achievements at the London 2012, XXX Summer Olympic Games.
Following the ordinance, N.Tugstsogt will receive a 60 million MNT reward, U.Munkh-Erdene 30 million MNT and their coach D.Ganzorig 45 million MNT, whereas S.Battseteg will receive 30 million MNT and her coach Z.Duvchin will be awarded with 15 million MNT accordingly.
Furthermore, the Cabinet meeting discussed the draft ordinance “Giving directions to the Government” initiated by the President of Mongolia.
The ordinance states to grant a lifetime monthly pension to an athlete of Mongolia, who wins a medal from any Olympic Games or World Championships. In detail, Olympic Gold medalists would receive a 3 million MNT per month, Silver medalist - 2 million MNT, Bronze - 1 million MNT each, where World Championships Gold medalists 2 million MNT, Silver - 1 million MNT and Bronze - 500 thousand MNT each. The Cabinet meeting discussed the ordinance and supported it in a principle.
However, the Cabinet has concluded that it was not appropriate to allot the same amount of monetary award to Olympics Silver and Bronze medalists with World Championships Gold and Silver medalists. Therefore, it has been resolved to attach proposals to grant 4 million MNT to Olympic Gold medalists, 3 million MNT to Silver and 2 million MNT to Bronze medalists respectively.
On August 06
, the Cabinet meeting had resolved to award the Hero of Labor and Merit Athlete of Mongolia N.Tuvshinbayar
who has grabbed a Silver medal in the Men’s -100 kg event with 60 million MNT and Bronze medalist in the Men’s 73 kg, International Master of Sports S.Nyam-Ochir
with 30 million MNT, and their coach D.Battulga with 45 million MNT for each.
Mongolia sent its 29 athletes to compete in the London Olympics, where Team Mongolia
achieved a total of five medals; 2 Silver, 3 Bronze and two athletes were standers of prize winning places.
With this result, Mongolia was ranked at 56th place place on the medal count list out of 79 countries that received medals, where a total of 204 countries participated in the XXX Summer Olympic Games. Approximately 10,500 athletes of the world participated in 302 events in 26 sports categories from July 27 to August 12, 2012, in London, United Kingdom.
In 2008 Beijing Olympics, Mongolia was ranked at 31st place with 2 Gold and 2 Silver medals out of 81 countries that received medals. About 11,028 athletes from 204 NOCs participated in 302 events in 28 sports on August 08-24, 2008, Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
Hence, Olympics and World Championship medalists of Mongolia from both games are to receive the pension starting from January 01, 2013. If the recipient of the pension passes away for any reason, under the request placed by his or her family members a monetary assistance equal to one year’s proportion will be granted onetime.
As of today, Mongolia
has a total of 47 athletes, who have received medals from both Olympic Games and World Championships.