For the first time in the history of Nepali sports, participating in the Olympics was the 1964 Tokyo Summer Olympics in Japan. History and facts show that before that India and China had successfully participated in many inter-state and inter-state games in the two neighboring countries.
Horse riding and wrestling were the major sports of that time. After that, football, hockey and cricket played a leading role in the history of sports in Nepal. In the hilly areas of Nepal, elephant polo is one of the only sports played in Nepal in terms of running, volleyball and tourist entertainment. The game is being modified due to time and different circumstances.
Only after the establishment of fair sports in the official and South Asian way of expressing brotherly harmony, a new wave came in the sports world and in the environment of the equivalent country, sports has been a matter of prestige to showcase the potential and power of one’s country.
Apart from fair play, Nepal’s medal tally so far has been negligible. It is no exaggeration to say that even though Nepal has been participating in the World Cup since 1964, the way to preserve the country’s representation, identity and dignity has rarely been seen.
During the Panchayat period in Nepal, various important games were limited to various sports competitions performed when foreign guests came.
Before the year 2007, Nepali sports, which had been confined to the palaces and family gatherings of the Rana rulers, appeared on the world map, including sports and athletes participating in the Olympics and the country’s reputation.
Foreigners, especially the British, understood the opportunity to show their identity and so on. Participating in sports and traveling abroad has also given a sense of knowledge, skill, and art and world brotherhood in Nepali.
Nepal has so far participated in the Olympic Games 12 times and has participated in the Winter Olympics four times. Nepal participated in Tokyo again from Tokyo Japan in 1964, again in 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020.
Looking at the achievements of the Summer Olympics from Japan to Japan so far, the condition of the athletes for the first time and last time in swimming can be seen from Gaurika Singh, Alexander Sah, spinner Saraswati Chaudhary, Kalpana Pariyar in shooting, Judo’s Sonia Bhatt participating in Tokyo Olympics on July 14, 2021.
Major medal tables so far in Olympic history
United States – 1061 gold medalists
Soviet Union – 440 gold medalists
Germany – 285 gold medalists
United Kingdom – 285 gold medal winners.
Nepal has so far won the international gold medal for Gopi Chandra Paki, who won a gold medal in the 13th South Asian Games. Including the South Asian Games which was held in Nepal, in which Nepal finished second. So far, different countries have not participated in the Olympics.
First, in the event of a global pandemic, second, in the event of a world war, Indonesia and North Korea have rarely boycotted each other on political grounds, except for protests in 1996 against Mexico and South Africa.
Despite the recent boycott announcements from various countries at the Winter Olympics, sports and athletes have stated that they will participate in sports on an individual or institutional basis. Which is rarely found in the world. Amidst the world’s growing economic and emerging powers, Nepal looks forward to engaging its players and athletes.
Nepal wants to be a good friend by setting an example of world brotherhood based on one China policy and Panchasheel. Nepal’s policy is not to allow its land to be used against any foreigner. Although the world is currently in turmoil due to technology and communication, the government of Nepal is aware of this as such activities are prohibited by law in Nepal.
Nepal wants to be a good friend by setting an example of world brotherhood based on one China policy and Panchasheel.
Nepal has participated in the Winter Olympics only four times so far. This time it will participate in 2022 in Beijing, China. But Tejvir Budha of Nepali origin who participated in the Winter Olympics in 1924 on behalf of the United Kingdom.
It is understood that the participation of Winter Olympics Nepal is preparing to send Nepali athletes to perform well in skiing. It is understood that the Olympic Council of Nepal has been formed under the chairmanship of former taekwondo player Deepak Bista. However, after the death of Sunil Lal Joshi in 2017, the Nepal Olympic Committee is also in controversy.
In the current situation, various programs to boost the morale and respect of Nepali players seem to have been carried out by the current Youth and Sports Minister Maheshwar Gahatraj.
The recent success of Nepal in the Asian Women’s Volleyball in Bangladesh can be taken as an additional milestone. There is a situation where life can be run by targeting sports life now more than in the past.
The players are the jewels of the country. So far, a total of 75 athletes have participated in the Olympic Games. There are 50 males and 25 females.
Jit Bahadur KC of Nepal Army is the first player to bring international medal in Nepali history, who won a medal in the marathon.
In the history of the World Olympics, Emperor Theodosius postponed the Games in 393 because of the Christians. In the 12th century, the traditional game was re-introduced in modern times.
At the beginning of 2021, China published a list of its sports and players, inviting the world sports world to come under one roof.
So far, China has won a total of 696 medals, including 275 gold, 227 bronze and 194 silver. China’s participation took place in 1952, 1956, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020.
Major sports in China are gymnastics, swimming, shooting, table tennis, badminton, etc. China has won three times as many gold medals as in the past. However, Nepal has so far participated in only 12 Summer Olympics and 4 Winter Olympics. At present, Nepal seems to be able to advance only technical, physical and sports skills.
The Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, a neighboring country of Nepal, from February 4 to 20, 2022 in Beijing.
The slogan is “Together for a share future”. The Winter Olympics 2022 is also a great opportunity for the world fraternity of the international sports world.