05 May 2009

Nepal Ski Team mystery in the French Alps

Strange story making the rounds linking a member of the Nepal ski team, Jehovah Witnesses, French Alps and late King Birendra - sounds like an abysmal attempt at a suspense novel.

The article briefly mentioned that Nepal's Ski team had collapsed because of a funding dispute with the Nepal Olympic Committee. Seems a bit strange as Jeevan Ram Shrestha, president of the Nepal Ski Association, is also head honcho of the National Sports Council and General Secretary of the NOC. I am more interested in the latter saga than the former mystery (though obviously pray for the safety of the missing skier)

Update (12 May): BBC Reports that the skier Uttam Rayamajhi has been found through the help of Facebook. Supposedly, he and his teammate are training for Vancouver 2010 Olympics.