Winter Olympics 2022: Nepal will not compete in the Winter Olympics, China will host the Winter Olympics from February 4 to February 20.
Nepal’s participation in the Winter Olympics 2022, which will be hosted by China for the first time, will be null and void due to the absence of athletes via the selection and quota mechanisms.
Chaturananda Baidya, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC), confirmed that Nepal would not compete in the Winter Olympics. “This time, we didn’t even receive a quota. We were unable to select players due to COVID19. Nepal is not participating due to a lack of players,” he explained.
Officials from those countries will also be unable to compete in the Winter Olympics 2022 if their athletes do not compete.
At the Winter Olympics, European countries face stiff competition. Due to a lack of infrastructure and competition, winter games are not popular in Nepal.
Players had until last Sunday to register for the tournament. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) initiated player participation through the quota system, but Nepal was unable to participate.
For the first time, China will host the Winter Olympics. Beijing was chosen to host the tournament at the IOC’s 128th meeting in Kuala Lumpur in 2015.
Beijing has thus become the world’s first city to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics.