Friday, October 18, 2013

Urt Seluurt Zavi

The entire Mongolian Rowing Association (all two of them) is in town for the Head of the Charles Regatta. According to an interesting story in today's Boston Globe, there is no name for "Rowing" in Mongolian, so they had to make one up: Urt Seluurt Zavi, or "Long Oar Boating". Also, there is nowhere near Ulaan Baatar for them to practice, so their experience has consisted of going to Community Rowing here for the past two or so weeks. When one of them tried to explain to his Mom about signing up for the Head of the Charles, she said, "Oh, just like the Jamaican Bobsledders in the Olympics!"

(Photo courtesy Lane Turner/Globe Staff)


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