Nepal

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Nepal
Flag of Nepal.svg.png
Continent Asia
Population 26,494,504
Registered players N/A
Referees N/A
Rinks N/A
National teams None
National federation Nepal Ice Hockey Association
IIHF since May 19, 2016
IIHF ranking N/A
Top league None


Nepal is a country in South Asia. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city.

History of hockey in Nepal

The Nepal Ice Hockey Association was established in 2014. The goals of the federation, as listed on its official website, are as follows: 1. Produce Ice Hockey players at international level. 2. Organize national ice hockey tournaments and other games. 3. Organize ice hockey teams representing Nepal for each category and participation to various international tournaments. 4. Social and international contribution.[1] The association formed a team in the capital of Kathmandu.[2]

The country has no indoor ice rinks but Lake Tilicho, which freezes over for about half the year, is available for skating and playing hockey on.[3] Four outdoor inline hockey rinks in the capital of Kathmandu, Pokara, Ilam and Kavree are also in existence.

On March 8, 2016, delegates from Nepal visited IIHF headquarters in Zurich to explore the country's possible entrance into the federation as an associate member.[4] Nepal formally joined the IIHF two months later - on May 19, 2016.

References

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