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.
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.
POKHARA, Dec 15: The new season of Pokhara Premier League (PPL) is set to kick start the brand new domestic season of cricket in Nepal after entertaining the fans against Marylebone Cricket Club and Test nation teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during the recently concluded 13th South Asian Games (SAG). The Rs 2.7 million winning prize makes the event more so rewarding for the winner team and players involved. From giving a platform to young players to the forgotten players making their returns, the PPL has all the bases covered to become a cricket extravaganza of all the ingredients.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Nationals Sports Council Member Secretary Ramesh Kumar Silwal has clarified that the athletes who won two or more than two gold medals in the recently concluded 13th South Asian Games will receive Rs 1.1 million for each gold medal.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal added icing on the cake by clinching gold medal in men’s football before the closing ceremony of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) to take its gold medal tally to 51 on the final day of the regional competition on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Gaurika Singh became the first Nepali swimmer to win four golds in the swimming competition at the 13th South Asian Games on Monday. She also broke her previous national record on the day.
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.
KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The glittering lights and huge fanfare at Dasharath Stadium during the opening of the 13th South Asian Games on Sunday captivated many, including Sunita Maharjan, 26, but only for some time.
SURKHET, Dec 5: Padma Khatri, 44, has not eaten properly since the last few days. Neither are her eyes dry. Her tiny house situated near the Bheri River at Lekbeshi Municipality – 3 of eastern Nepal looks forlorn as Padma vents her agony.
Nepali players have demonstrated excellent performance in ongoing 13th South Asian Games (SAG) happening in three main cities of the country—Janakpur, Pokhara and Kathmandu. As of this writing, Nepali players have grabbed as many as 20 golds and several silvers and bronzes.
POKHARA, Dec 3: Nepal national women team completed the chase of 17 runs in five deliveries to humble women cricket team of Maldives by 10 wickets in the first match of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) being held at Pokhara Cricket Ground in Pokhara on Monday.
POKHARA, Dec 3: Nepal's Soni Gurung has won first gold in women's sprint during the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) Triathlon event held in Pokhara on Monday. India's Adarsha MN Sinamol achieved the same feat in men's category.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Bhutan started its men’s football campaign of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) with a 1-0 win over Bangladesh, while the Maldives shared the spoils of a goalless draw against Sri Lanka on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Ayesha Shakya, a mother of two, has won gold in the above 29 years age category of the individual Taekwondo Poomsae and for the team event of the same category held at Satdobato Sports Complex, Lalitpur Monday, to lead Nepal’s barrage of gold during the 13th South Asian Games (SAG).
KATHMANDU, Dec 2: President Bidya Bhandari inaugurated the 13th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) at Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Sunday. The 28 sports disciplines and record number of more than 2000 athletes participating in the event have made this edition the largest ever.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1 : Nepal made its happy opening in the 13th South Asian Games by winning Kho Kho match in both women and men's category today. In the Nepal versus Bangladesh match, the Nepali women team became the winner by defeating its competitor by 11-9 points.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The 13th South Asian Games (SAG) is set to begin officially on Sunday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari will inaugurate the mega sporting event, which has returned home after 20 years, amid a special function at the Dasharath Stadium.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: South Asian Games’ security committee has decided to introduce an odd-even rule for vehicular movement in Kathmandu in view of the upcoming mega sports event of the South Asian region which is scheduled to be held from December 1 to 10.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The 1999 South Asian Games (SAG) was a historic year for Nepali sports when the host nation Nepal bagged a record 31 gold medals in five different sports disciplines—a highest medal record in Nepali SAG history.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The South Asian Games (SAG), previously known as South Asian Federation Games is a biennial multi-sport event held among the athletes from South Asia. The governing body of these games is South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC), formed in 1983. At present, SAG are joined by seven members namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Nepal Players and Coaches Association will be organizing an Olympic torch rally in all the seven provinces of Nepal for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) to be held in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur in December.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma and the secretaries of different committees formed for the organization of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) held a meeting Sunday to discuss ways of successful conduction of the mega sporting event.
KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Nepal is preparing to host the 13th edition of the prestigious South Asian Games (SAG) at the end of this year. The expectations and challenges for smooth organization of the event will be of paramount importance for all involved stakeholders.
POKHARA, May 28: The work of readying sports infrastructure for the upcoming 13th South Asian Games (SAG) is in a sorry state, with only six months remaining for the mega event to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Even the budget has not been allocated for reconstructing a major facility for the games.