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‘Senior National SKI and Snowboarding Team’ Seen off at Srinagar

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Srinagar, Jan 29: The Senior National Ski and Snowboarding contingent was seen off from Srinagar today by the General Secretary Winter Games Association (WGAJK) of J&K, Muhammad Yusuf.

According to a statement of WGAJK, the team is accompanied by Mahmood Ahmad Lone as Coach, TahirShafi as Manager (Men team) and Nazima as Manager (Women team). It will be joined by WGAJK President, Mohammad Abbas Wani at Jammu as Chief de Mission and may hopefully be flagged off by the Secretary to Govt (Sports) tomorrow.

“The Screening of the team was conducted at Srinagar by the Divisional Sports Officers (Kashmir and Center) yesterday and the teams were cleared to take part in Snowboarding (Men), Alpine Skiing (Men and Women) events. The team shall also take part in Cross Ski and Cross Snowboarding, being held first time in India by Winter Games Association of HP for the first time. The President-WGAJK Mohammad Abbas Wani has extended his thanks to Secretary State Sports Council for facilitating the teams in this major winter sports event of the country,” reads the statement.

“Notably the Indian Olympic Association- New Delhi has nominated Muhammad Yusuf, General Secretary WGAJK as Technical Delegate. He shall give all reports related to the smooth conduct of the games to the IOA. This is first time that IOA has nominated any official from J&K as Technical Delegate for any winter sporting event,” it added.

Mahmood to coach ‘J&K State Senior Men and Women Alpine Ski Team’

Srinagar, Jan 29: Mahmood Ahmad Lone, a former ace skier of the state, has been engaged as Coach of J&K State Senior Men and Women Alpine Ski Team, on voluntary basis.

The team is participating in the National Ski and Snowboarding championship, to be held at Manali from 1st Feb.

The WGAJK in a statement issued here said: “Mahmood has not only participated in state and National Alpine Ski championship but has been to Europe for an officials training course last year.”

“He will start coaching J&K contingent with immediate effect and accompany the team to Manali on 29 Feb,” reads the statement.

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