VNY 2020 honours British hockey players for setting world record
The VNY 2020 Secretariat held a press conference on July 21 to honour the British hockey players team who have created a new world record for playing a match at 5500 metres. The team comprising of Andy Halliday, Manager of the team, who is also a member of National team of English Field Hockey and 25 players shared their experience of playing hockey in high altitude. This team has shown the potentiality of altitude sports in the country which can be a medium of promoting Nepal as one of the world’s best destinations for high altitude sports. Places like Jumla, Manang and Solukhumbu among others can attract a large number of high altitude sport enthusiasts. The recent establishment of high altitude sports training centers in the country has also increased the footfall of sportsperson for altitude sports like hockey, marathon, skiing, archery and cycling.