WGAJK to organize state winter games

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Srinagar: Winter Games Association of J&K is organising State Winter Games under the auspices of J&K State Sports Council, a statement issued by WGAJK said

The competitions will be held among all age groups in Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Snowboarding from Friday, the 22nd March.

“No equipment will be provided by the association during the event and is to be arranged by athletes themselves,” it added.

On first day the preliminary rounds will be held and those who qualify will be provided boarding and lodging by the association.

In Snowboarding, competition will be held in Senior and Junior (born after 1997) male categories, while in Alpine Skiing there will be many age groups like senior, borne in 1997-99; 2000-01; 2002-03 and 2004-05. Nordic competitions will be held in Sprint, 5 kms, 10 kms and Mass Startetc for senior men and women.

The registration of athletes will be made on the spot after paying registration fee of Rs.150.00.

The participants shall bring age proof and one PP size photograph. Without age proof no one will be allowed to participate in junior categories.

The Championship is open to all athletes of all districts of the state. The President of the Association and MLA Gulmarg Mohammad Abbas Wani said.