Skii events of SAF winter games to begin tomorrow at Auli

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Dehra Dun, Jan 13 (PTI) The skiing events of first SAFwinter games would begin at skii resort of Auli in Chamolidistrict of Uttarakhand tomorrow.

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

Earlier, the ice-skating events were held in Dehra Dunfrom Jan 10 to 12, where India simply outplayed the otherSouth Asian countries, bagging all medals in 500m, 1000m and1500m 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 alaunching pad for future winter sports in the country,especially Uttarakhand and would also attract a large numberof sportspersons as well as tourists from India and abroad.

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