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Women’s football suffers defeat

The Nepali women’s football team, which is hoping to make into the final, lost its third match against India 0-5. India had a lead on Nepal by three goals until half time and added two more in the second half.
Nepal could still play in the final if it beats Pakistan in the fourth match of [...]

Judo team returns

Nepali judo team returned home on Wednesday, with four bronze medals. Some of the players from the seven-member team were injured in an elevator accident in Dhaka Wednesday. Judoka Debu Thapa participated in the Games despite injury and went on to win a bronze. (PHOTOS: AHMAD ISKANDAR)

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

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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 [...]

South Asian Games 2010

Nepali Times will be doing a special coverage of the 11th South Asian Games due to open in Dhaka, Bangladesh tonight.
We will be following Nepal’s performances in Dhaka with our reporter Suresh Neupane on the ground. While we wait for the starting gun to fire, please take some time to read our previous reporting on [...]

Damage control

From Nepali Times issue #487 (29 Jan 2010 – 04 Feb 2010)
Nepal’s national hockey team will compete in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which begins today. While other participants angle for a medal, our hockey players are thinking: damage control.
The reason is the team’s poor performance in the 7th SAAF games in [...]

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 [...]            Wave