Mongolia is not as
passionate as other countries when it comes to sports. Of course the
most popular sports are horse racing, archery and wrestling, but these
are more spectator sports.
How ever, the Mongolians have been successful at a number of others
including skiing, ice hockey, sumo wrestling and boxing. A number of
other sports are beginning to catch on due to western influence.
There is now a golf course here and the younger generation are
beginning to get interested in football, basketball and snooker. For
the visitor there is access to cross country sking, golf and swimming
within and around the capital.
Some of the hotels also provide gym equipment to non-residents. In
their leisure time, Mongolians tend not to indulge in sporting
activities as participants. As mentioned above, they are avid
spectators of the three manly sports, but leisure activities tend to
be centered around the family.