Kathmandu, January 5
The Eighth Mountain Sports Festival is being organised in the Gandaki province from March 4.
The Mountain Sports Federation is hosting the event with the objective of promoting sustainable tourism through traditional and adventure mountain sports. Fifteen various games like archery, shot put, rock climbing, canoeing, cycling, paragliding, cross-country running, motorsports, tug of war, ring wrestling, horse racing, triathlon, golf, skateboarding, among others, have been included in the festival, event coordinator and member of the National Sports Council, Subarna Shrestha, says.
He says international players will also participate in the triathlon and ring wrestling competitions. Athletes from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and America among other countries will participate in the ring wrestling.
It is said the event will see the participation of around 1,500 athletes and 500 officials.
The sports festival will run till April 2. The sports competitions under the festival will be held in Pokhara, the provincial capital, Mustang, Baglung, Tanahun, Syangja and Lamjung.