Friday, August 12

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Olympic scholarship to 10 athletes including Subash and Prince
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Olympic scholarship to 10 athletes including Subash and Prince

By a Staff Reporter 10 athletes from 10 different sports have been provided with Olympic scholarship focusing on the 2024 Summer Olympics to be held in Paris, France. The Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) informed that the players have been selected based on the recommendations of the respective sports associations which has been accepted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Sanyog Kapali of table tennis (individual), Payish Yonjan of fencing, Nasir Yaha Hussain of swimming (200m freestyle), Prince Dahal of badminton (individual), Manita Shrestha Pradhan of judo (under 56 kg), Sushmita Nepal of shooting (10-minute air rifle), Taekwondo's Unisia Rai (under 49 kg), Dance Sport's Deepak Lama (B Bowing), Golf's Subash Tamang (individual) and Weightlifting's Sagar Bhandari (unde...
Olympians’ reunion
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Olympians’ reunion

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal’s Olympians held a reunion on Tuesday on the occasion of the Olympic Day 2022. The players who represented Nepal in the Olympics gathered together at the initiative of Nepal Olympians’ Association (NOA). Nepali Olympians who took part in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as well as those who participated in other Olympics until the recently held Tokyo 2020 Olympics were present during the reunion. There are altogether 88 Olympians in Nepal including 84 who attended the Summer Olympics and 4 who took part in the Youth Olympics. Among them, 9 Olympians have already passed away. During the reunion, NOA felicitated 12 senior Olympians. Those who were felicitated include Nam Singh Thapa (boxing), Ram Prasad Gurung (boxing), Umesh Maskey (boxing), Rab...
Nepal Olympian Association to organize special programmes to mark the Olympic Day
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Nepal Olympian Association to organize special programmes to mark the Olympic Day

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu - Nepal Olympian Association (NOA), the umbrella organization of Nepali Olympians, is preparing to mark the Olympic Day 2020 by organizing a reunion. The NOA is also planning to organize five special programmes on the occasion. Organising a press meet in the capital on Friday, NOA said that they will mark the Olympic Day by conducting  various programmes from June 19 to 23. Under its programme, NOA will organize a friendly table tennis against Nepal National and International Players Association (NNIPA) at AVS School in Lalitpur on Sunday. On Monday, the Olympians will play a friendly football match against Nepal Sports Journalists Forum at ANFA Complex,  Satdobato. The Olympians’ reunion programme has been fixed for Tuesday. Accordi...
Dr Malla, Giri felicitated on Women’s Day
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Dr Malla, Giri felicitated on Women’s Day

By a Staff Reporter Kathmandu- Nepal Olympic Committee has felicitated two women associated with the sports fraternity on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. The Women’s and Sports Commission of NOC on Tuesday felicitated Dr Sudha Sen Malla, who is also a former taekwondo player, and National Sports Council’s employee Julum Giri. Both of them were felicitated with cash prize. NOC President Jeevan Ram Shrestha handed them letter of appreciation along with cash prize of Rs 25,000 each. The commission has been honouring a woman each from the technical and administrative fields each year. Dr Malla bagged the award in technical category. Malla, who started learning taekwondo at the age of 8 while she was in Hong Kong, received a black belt in 1983. She had also won a go...
Curtain falls on Winter Olympics in Beijing
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Curtain falls on Winter Olympics in Beijing

Agencies Beijing doused its Olympic flame on Sunday night, closing the winter games that will be remembered for the extremes of its anti-COVID-19 measures and outrage over the doping scandal that enveloped 15-year-old Russian skating sensation Kamila Valieva. According to Reuters, Chinese President Xi Jinping was on hand for the snowflake-themed ceremony at the Bird's Nest stadium, where International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach described the Beijing Games as "truly exceptional" before declaring them closed. The Beijing Games, contained inside a "closed loop", were the second Olympics in six months to be deprived by COVID-19 of much of its festivity, the news agency further reported. They were also stalked by politics, with several countries staging a diplomati...
Winter Olympics kicks off in Beijing
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Winter Olympics kicks off in Beijing

Agency Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the opening of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, followed by a burst of fireworks that marked the start of an Olympics marred by the COVID-19 pandemic and criticism over human rights in China. Friday's ceremony in a partially-filled Bird's Nest stadium - the scene of Beijing's triumphant 2008 Summer Games launch - was filled with imagery of ice and snow, with Xi's declaration followed by red-suited "skaters" sliding across virtual ice, according to Reuters. Held on the first day of Spring by the Chinese calendar, it began with a performance by dancers waving glowing green stalks to convey the vitality of the season, followed by an explosion of white and green fireworks that spelled the word "Spring", the news agency further rep...
Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon not in initial list of 2028 Olympics
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Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon not in initial list of 2028 Olympics

Agency Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon have not been included on the initial list for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, but could be added at a later date, the BBC reported. According to the British news portal, the International Olympic Committee session in Beijing on Thursday approved a programme of 28 sports for the 2028 Olympics, with a "strong focus on youth". Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been included, BBC further reported. Organisers of the Los Angeles Olympics will be able to propose additional sports in 2023. Boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon could be added to the programme next year if they successfully demonstrate they have addressed issues within their sports. Boxing's international federation, the AIBA, must show i...
Paralympic : Palesha misses out on historic medal
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Paralympic : Palesha misses out on historic medal

KATHMANDU: Palesha Goverdan missed out on a historic medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Friday. Palesha went down fighting by 12-9 to Yuji Li of China in the bronze medal match. Palesha was on the verge of winning the first-ever Olympic medal in the history of Nepali sports. Palesha, who competed in the women's K44 category in the 58 kg weight category, lost to Beth Munro of Great Britain in the first match of the competition. After losing 21-8, Palesha's chances of winning a gold medal were dashed. In the repechage, Palesha defeated American Brianna Salinaro in the quarterfinals. She advanced to the semifinals after beating American Salinaro 10-0. This was the first time that any Nepali athlete had won the Olympics. Palesha defeated Marija Misev of Serbia in the sem...
Nepal Para-Taekwondo Team leaves for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
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Nepal Para-Taekwondo Team leaves for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

Nepal's Para-Taekwondo team has left for Tokyo to represent Nepal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. Palesha Govardhan of Para-Taekwondo is the sole representative from the country competing in the K-44 category in the 58 kg weight category. Palesha, who got the opportunity to compete via wild card is accompanied by Coach Kabiraj Negi Lama and Olympian Deepak Bista as official. Apart from this, Saroj Shrestha in Chef de Mission, Bishwas Basnet in Team Officer, and Dr. Deepak Shrestha are also participating in the Paralympics. Palesha, who has won a medal in the Asian Championships, also has experience of playing in the World Championships. She said she was training with the expectation of winning a medal. Palesha, who missed the qualifiers due to the travel ban during the corona pan...
Kalpana shoots national record in Tokyo 2020
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Kalpana shoots national record in Tokyo 2020

Subas Humagain, Kathmandu Shooter Kalpana Pariyar has set a new national record in Women's 10m air rifle in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday. Pariyar scored 616.8 to better the previous record. Pariyar had scored 614.5 in the 13th South Asian Games held in Nepal in 2019 before this. On Saturday's qualifier, Pariyar stood 46th overall and could not qualify for the finals. The top 8 shooters booked their spot in the final. Norway's DUESTAD Jeanette Hegg scored 632.9 to top the qualifying chart. ROC's Anastasiia Galashina was the qualifier with the least score of 628.5. Kalpana had scored just 594.8 in Asian Games held in Indonesia in 2018. She bettered her score a year later in the 13th SAG. She stood fourth in SAG.
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