A sporting arbitration body has been founded in Mongolia ©MNOC

Mongolian National Olympic Committee (MNOC) President Demchigjav Zagdsuren was present as the country founded its first sporting arbitration body.

The "International and National Arbitration for Sport" body has been established to solve sport-related disputes in the Asian country.

An Opening Ceremony to bring the new body into existence was held in Mongolian capital city Ulaanbaatar at the Tuushin Conference Hall.

As well as Zagdsuren, other officials present included honorary International Olympic Committee member Shagdarjav Magvan.

Other guests came from Government organisations and national sporting governing bodies.

Zagdsuren signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the new arbitration body.

Training will now be organised, with seminars, meetings and conferences planned with international arbitrators. 

Demchigjav Zagdsuren was in attendance at the launch ©Getty Images
Demchigjav Zagdsuren was in attendance at the launch ©Getty Images

The news comes after Zagdsuren was re-elected for a fifth four-year term as President in March. 

The 58-year-old, who will continue to serve until 2021, was voted in again at the MNOC's seventh Elective Congress in Ulaanbaatar. 

Vice-president Tsend Damdin was also re-elected to his position, while Batbold Battushig, President of the Mongolian Badminton Association, was chosen as the new first vice-president.

Six new Executive Committee members were elected: Tamir Amarjargal, Chimeddorj Amarsanaa, Amgalanbaatar Ganbaatar, Dorjnyambuugiin Otgondalai, Tsendsuren Sandui and Jamiyansuren Tumen-Ayush. 

Otgondalai won a bronze medal in men's lightweight boxing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.