Skii events of SAF winter games to begin on Friday at Auli

Last Updated: Jan 13, 2011, 19:13 PM IST

Dehra Dun: The skiing events of first SAF winter games would begin at skii resort of Auli in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand on Friday.

During the three-day long sporting event, the players will compete in three disciplines -- Alpine (Downhill), Nordic (Cross country) and snowboard.

Earlier, the ice-skating events were held in Dehra Dun from Jan 10 to 12, where India simply outplayed the other South Asian countries, bagging all medals in 500m, 1000m and 1500m speed skating in both men and women categories.

President of Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI) Brig (retd) S S Patwal said SAF winter games would work as a launching pad for future winter sports in the country, especially Uttarakhand and would also attract a large number of sportspersons as well as tourists from India and abroad.

PTI