13 April 2009

5th National Games wrap

Following the 5th National Games the last few days was very enjoyable. It was a great opportunity to survey the Nepali sports landscape and learn the stories of the many unheralded athletes. The National Games provided a tremendous platform for both organizers and performers to sharpen their skills and show their game. For the most part they delivered - from the well received opening and closing ceremonies to the multiple national records that were broken.

Certainly, holding the National Games regularly will be a great boon for Nepali sports. The next Games are scheduled for 2011, though it would be wonderful to see the event be an annual affair.

3 comments:

  1. Reading most newspaper editorials - they disagree with my sentiments. They feel PLA controversy and lack of spectators made the National Games unsuccessful.

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  2. I would say its just not because of PLA controversy, NSC as organizer completing just their formalities, anyhow event to finish. But opening ceremony was fantastic.

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  3. But what about the even itself - isn't nice to hear the stories of the various athletes and finally see some sports action (especially for the lesser sports)? I am sure the feats of many of the athletes - like Karisma Karki will encourage others to pick-up sports. Seeing that this event was not held for nearly 11 years, NSC completing "just their formalities" is quite an accomplishment.

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