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Football dreams dashed

Except in judo, Nepal’s lackluster performance in 11th South Asian Games continued on the 4th day of the Games on Monday.
Nepal’s Rajan Joshi won a bronze in 100 plus weight category in judo. Joshi won against an Afghanistan player but lost to Pakistan and Bangladesh judokas.
In soccer, Nepal’s hopes of winning a semifinal [...]


Formidable effort

Even though Nepal lost to Bangladesh in men’s handball 40-18, the team showed a formidable effort in the 11th South Asian Games.
Handball was included in the SAG for the first time this year. In spite of irregular training, and that too in a basketball court, Nepali players put up a good show. This is the [...]


Old anthem played at SAG

The host of the 11th South Asian Games bungled while playing Nepal’s national anthem during the opening match of the badminton event at Paltan’s Gymnasium.
The organisers played the old Nepali anthem “Sri man gambhir” instead of the new one “Saya thunga phulka hami” at the ceremony. They said that they had no idea when and [...]


Players injured

This news just in from Nepalnews.com:
At least seven Nepali players including an official were injured in a hotel lift collapse in Bangladeshi capital Dhaka where they recently arrived to participate in the 11th South Asian Games (SAG) on Friday.
They were injured after the elevator they had taken suddenly broke down and fell rapidly from the [...]


Martial magic

South Asian Games may seem like a dress rehearsal for Olympics and the likes for India because of its dominance over the event, but there will be a few other shining stars, according to Ayush Khadka of Kantipur.
Nepal pins its hopes on the martial arts, but may have to face Afghanistan who has “established [...]


Take our chances

From Nepali Times Issue #486 (22 Jan 2010 – 28 Jan 2010)
The 11th South Asian Games (SAG) are set to begin on 29 January in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As participating countries gear up for the tournament, Nepali preparations have been hindered by complications within the National Sports Council (NSC) and various sports bodies. And this only [...]



 

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