|Nepali Olympic 2012 Team|
|Journalist Nabin Pokharel and Chef-de-Mission Ganga Bahadur Thapa|
|Athlete: Pramila Rijal with coach Tika Prasai|
|Our players: Sneh Rana, Prasidhha Jung Shah (middle), Shreya Dhital|
Today is the official opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 and what a countdown we’ve had here! The UK has been gripped with the Torch Relay fever and quite few Nepali people also got the opportunity to run with the torch or atleast hold it. The most popular story being of 18 year old Suman Gurung who ran the relay in Sheffield. Our official Nepal team arrived few days ago and are now comfortably based in the Olympic Village in Stratford. Did you know that Nepal made its Olympic debut back in 1964 and since then have made 11 appearances so far. Our competitors excel in taekwondo, judo and swimming. Strangely we do not have any one competing in taekwondo this year. Our youngest competitor is 17 year old Shreya Dhital who will be swimming womens 100m freestyle!
Pramila Rijal:…………….Friday, 03 August 2012 10:40am
Prasiddha Jung Shah:…Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:00am
Tilak Ram Tharu:……….Saturday, 04 August 2012 10:00am