KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Boxing players who won gold medals in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) have been honored with cash prize today. The 13th SAG was held in Nepal from December 1 to 10, 2019.

Medal winning players honored

January 2, 2020 12:00 pm

SURKHET, Jan 2: The Karnali State government has rewarded gold medalist athlete Dipak Hamal with Rs 300,000 in cash.

10 players to watch in 2020

January 1, 2020 11:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The decade in Nepali sports ended with a lot of ups and downs, but certainly the 51 gold medals it won in the 13th South Asian Games, that concluded December, has given a sense of belief that it could achieve similar feats in the upcoming events.

2019: The year in review

January 1, 2020 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The past year was eventful in a number of ways. The year was marked by the government’s attempt to muzzle the press and curtail freedom of expression, by major scandals involving top officials, high-profile visits of foreign dignitaries, inter and intra-party political conflicts, and controversies surrounding a new political map released by India and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

As we move to 2020

January 1, 2020 09:30 am

The year 2019 is bidding goodbye and we are entering New Year 2020 today. Looking back, there have been few positive happenings and several disappointing indicators for Nepal in 2019. To start with positives, the much-awaited visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping took place this year.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Ward No 31 honoured SAG gold medalist, Ayasha Shakya and the winner of a silver medal Ashish Basnet, amidst a program here today.

Charting future for sports

December 21, 2019 08:45 am

With the South Asian Games (SAG) over, it is high time we reflected on the achievements of Nepal and started a conversation to chart a roadmap for the future of sports in the country. It is an exciting time for the sports in the country as athletes with zero or very little support from the government won the highest number of gold medals ever in South Asian level.  Throughout the games, you could see sheer joy and excitement in the streets, something so contagious that also got hold of those folks that are normally dismissive or simply uninterested of anything related to sports.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Dec 18: One of the gold medalists at the recently concluded 13th South Asian Games (SAG) Kamal Shrestha has received a warm welcome in his home district.

Reason to cheer for Nepal

December 12, 2019 09:48 am

The 13th South Asian Games (SAG), which concluded on Tuesday, has given Nepal many reasons to celebrate but this is also the moment for the country to reflect on where we have failed to give proper boost to sports sector, if we are to maintain this progress record and if we are to make this sector shine further in the future.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has announced cash prizes for the Nepali medal winners at  recently held 13th South Asian Games.

Nepal's gold medalists at 13th SAG

December 11, 2019 09:29 am

Nepal's gold medalists at 13th SAG

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal completed its most successful South Asian Games (SAG) with a record 51 golds, 20 more than the record total tally at the eighth edition of the event, with a momentous closing ceremony held at the Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwar on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal won a bronze medal in the men's basketball under the 13th South Asian Games (SAG).

India dominates shooting

December 10, 2019 10:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: India won 18 gold medals in the total of 20 categories in shooting. In the competition for 60 gold categories, India added 18 golds, seven silvers and four bronzes winning a total of 29 medals.

Nepal grabs silver in women's football

December 10, 2019 10:05 am

POKHARA, Dec 10: India has once again proved to be a hindrance for the Nepali women's football team as it won the historic third straight gold medal.

KATHMANDU, DEC 10: Bangladesh U-23 batsmen chased cautiously to secure their first gold medal in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG), defeating Sri Lanka U-23 by seven wickets in the final match played at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Monday. Bangladesh completed the target of 123 runs in 18.1 overs by seven wickets.

Shrestha wins gold in judo

December 10, 2019 07:42 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal’s judoka Poonam Shrestha bagged Nepal’s second judo gold at the 13th South Asian Games on Monday.

LALITPUR, Dec 10: Minu Gurung and Bhupendra Thapa Magar clinched gold medals on Monday ending Nepal’s twenty long years of wait for boxing glory.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Nepal's Minu Gurung has bagged a gold medal in women's boxing 54kg category at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games.

POKHARA, Dec 9: India is leading Nepal 1-0 in the ongoing final clash of women's football here at the Pokhara Stadium.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Nepal men's basketball team has won silver in 3x3 men's basketball.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Nepal has bagged the bronze medal in men's T-20 cricket at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games.

Glorious Gaurika Singh

December 9, 2019 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Gaurika Singh became the most successful female athlete of Nepal at the South Asian Games (SAG) history as the teen swimmer has taken her gold tally to three in the ongoing edition of the competition.

POKHARA, Dec 9: Bangladesh won the gold in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) women’s cricket competition whereas Nepali bowler Anjali Chand, who made world record in the match against Maldives, has been awarded the best bowler of the tournament.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: A first-half goal from Sunil Bal helped Nepal reach the final of the men’s football competition at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) on Sunday, defeating Bangladesh 1-0.

POKHARA, Dec 9: In a historic event, Nepal women's national handball team secured silver medal after reaching the final of the sports discipline for the first time in 13th South Asian Games held in Pokhara’s multi-purpose covered hall on Sunday.

Khadka wins gold in judo

December 9, 2019 09:13 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Judoka Devika Khadka clinched the gold medal in women’s 52 kg weight category as Nepal secured four silvers and three bronzes at the Army Physical Fitness and Training Center in Lagankhel at the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG) on Sunday.

POKHARA, Dec 9: Nepal secured historic silver medal in men’s archery during the 13th South Asian Games (SAG), in Pokhara on Sunday.

Chance to end 20-year wait for gold

December 9, 2019 09:03 am

LALITPUR, Dec 9: Nepal will have a chance to end the 20 years of excruciating wait for the boxing glory when nine  boxers go into the ring on Monday and Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Gaurika Singh has eclipsed the record of all other Nepali athletes in the South Asian Games (SAG) with her medal haul in the ongoing regional sporting extravaganza. She has achieved the feat of becoming the only Nepali athlete to clinch three gold medals in a single edition of SAG.

Bangladesh defeats Sri Lanka by 2 runs

December 8, 2019 16:20 pm

POKHARA, Dec 8: Bangladesh women team defeated Sri Lanka by 2 runs in the T-20 Cricket match held in Pokhara on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Bir Bahadur Mahara, who won a gold medal for Nepal, defeating  Pakistan’s Muhamad Faheem in Taekwondo in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG), would probably be sweating it out  in the searing heat of some Gulf country now had he not joined the Nepal Police six years ago. Or he would have ended up like his elder brother, toiling away as a laborer in  some Indian town.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: India is dominating the medal tally at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games being held in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur...

Bhutan thrashes Sri Lanka 3-0

December 7, 2019 19:32 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Bhutan has thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in men's football at the ongoing 13th edition of South Asian Games.

JANAKPUR, Dec 7: Nepal's Sangita Dhami has bagged a gold medal in women's wrestling 55 kg category at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) held in Janakpur on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepal national men's football team has defeated the Maldives 2-1 in the match played at the Dasharath Stadium, Tripureshwor in Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepal national cricket team has lost to Bangladesh U-23 team by 44 runs in the T-20 match played at Tribhuwan University cricket ground, Kirtipur on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: First half of the men's football match between Nepal and Maldives has ended 1-1 as Nepal's Abhisek Rijal scored equalizer goal in the 42nd minute.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Maldives has made a 1-0 lead against Nepal in the ongoing match of men's football at the 13th South Asian Games.

Gaurika claims second gold in SAG

December 6, 2019 17:39 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Teen sensation Gaurika Singh has won her second gold at the South Asian Games on Friday.

POKHARA, Dec 6: Nepal's Bikash Thapa has claimed a gold medal in men's weightlifting 89 kg category at the ongoing 13th edition of South Asian Games (SAG).

Nepal beats Maldives by 84 runs

December 6, 2019 16:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Host Nepal national cricket team has thrashed the Maldives by 84 runs at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG).

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal has posted a target of 164 runs against the Maldives at the 13th South Asian Games.

KATMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal's 17-year-old Subash Tamang has won two gold medals in men's golf at the 13th South Asian Games.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepali athlete Gopi Chand Parki has won the first gold medal for Nepal in men's 5,000m run at the ongoing 13th South Asian Games.

Malla inspires Nepal to record win

December 6, 2019 10:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: National cricket team captain Gyanendra Malla inspired Nepal to a thumping win of 141-run against T20I debutants Bhutan during the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) group stage match being held at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Thursday. Bhutan was limited to 95 runs in 20 overs for the loss of six wickets.

POKHARA, Dec 6: Sanju Chaudhary claimed first 13th South Asian Games (SAG) gold for Nepal in weightlifting which started at Pokhara on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Bhupen Shrestha secured a gold medal on the final day as Nepal extended taekwondo gold to a total of 12 at the 13th South Asian Games.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Sri Lanka thwarted India’s dominance on day three as it bagged four gold medals in athletics of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) on the day when Nepal failed to add a single medal after a dismal overall performance on Thursday.

Two more golds in cycling

December 6, 2019 09:50 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepali cyclists Buddhi Bahadur Tamang and Laxmi Magar won the gold medals in cross country cycling events in Gokarna on Thursday.