The projected style of the building upon completion ©FIAS

The Mongolian Sambo Federation (MSF) played a part in initiating the construction of a new Olympic sports complex in the county's capital Ulaanbaatar.

The facility is expected to be finished prior to the nation's hosting of the International Youth Green Games in September 2021, and follows the aim of the event to create sustainable goals to keep sport and the Earth safe in the future.

Eighteen sports venues in the capital and its suburbs are planned to be used for the Games, with Mongolia bidding to reconstruct some buildings and complexes as well as build new ones.

Initiating the construction of the Olympic sports complex were the President of the MSF, Dorjpalem Gerel, and the secretary general of the MSF, Batbayer Ariun-Erdene.

Representatives from the MSF at the ground breaking ceremony ©FIAS
Representatives from the MSF at the ground breaking ceremony ©FIAS

The vice-president of the MSF, Angar Khaliun, international relations manager Munkhbayar Perenley and coach Bayarsayhan Zhamsrandorj were also part of the process.

A ground breaking ceremony at the complex took place in Ulaanbaatar with representatives of the MSF taking part as work at the facility began.

The sports complex will be open to both training sessions and international competitions, and will include facilities for football, basketball, fitness and other sports.

"The Olympic complex is the dream of our generation," said the MSF in a statement.

It is expected that the complex will be completed by December.