Date : 13 May 2019
Kathmandu, Nepal, May 13, 2019: Host nation Nepal will field a team of 625 athletes at the 13th South Asian Games to be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara from December 1-9 according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
“We have decided to field 625 athletes in all 29 sports disciplines and the National Sports Council will prepare the team,” the Himalayan Times quoted an official who attended the meeting of the organising committee chaired by Youth and Sports Minister Jagat Bahadur Sunar.
The logo and mascot proposed by the Nepal Olympic Committee was also approved at the meeting which was attended by NOC President Jeevan Ram Shrestha, National Sports Council member Ganga Bahadur Thapa, National Institute of Sports Department director Rim Ranabhat and its former chief Parth Sarathi Sen Gupta.
The meeting also decided to send invitation letters to all participating nations through the Foreign Ministry. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the other seven nations at the South Asian Games.
The logo and mascot, which will be officially unveiled later, was also finalised – a pair of Blackbucks as the Games mascot and a pigeon flying with the images of the South Asian nations as the logo, which also includes world heritage sites and mountains of Nepal in the background.
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