Daraz partners with Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) to promote the upcoming Olympics and the Nepali athletes. Learn more.
Nepal’s leading e-commerce platform, Daraz has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) to jointly promote the upcoming “Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics” and the athletes representing Nepal in one of the biggest sporting carnival.
Honorable Mr. Jeevan Ram Shrestha, President, NOC, and Mr. Lino Ahlefing, Managing Director, Daraz signed the MoU in a special ceremony called Olympic Day 2021 Commemorative Event held at NOC, Satdobato. Sports for All Commission hosted the event. Daraz, Nepal’s top online marketplace is a part of the Alibaba Group; the Worldwide partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Fast approaching Tokyo 2020 Olympics will kick-off from 23rd July and conclude on 8th August. The event is expected to host over 200 nations and 12,000 athletes contesting for their ultimate glory.
To Watch, Be Informed, And Participate …
Speaking at the event, Hon’ble Mr. Shrestha, the President of Nepal Olympic Committee said, “It is a great pleasure to be associated with Daraz Nepal for the purpose of promoting the Nepalese Olympians, who shall be participating in Tokyo 2020 Olympic summer games. Nepalese athletes among 207 countries shall compete with their best efforts, zeal, and dreams to win. Besides, Daraz shall play an instrumental role in aware and promote the Olympic games in Nepal, which is a primary objective of the Nepal Olympic Committee.’
“During the Olympic game, it is celebrated as a World Sports Festival where billions of people will observe around the globe. NOC with the partnership with Daraz intends to facilitate the Nepalese to watch, be informed, and participate in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic-2020, which is from July 23 to August 08 through social media and various other interesting ways. I would like to thank Daraz for coming forward for the association with NOC and hope to continue the partnership in the future,” He further added.
Likewise, his Daraz counterpart, Hon’ble Lino Ahlering, MD of Daraz Nepal shared his own enthusiasm at the collaboration. He said, “Sports and particularly the Olympic Games with its unique spirit traditionally unites people from all around the world and brings some joy in difficult times like now where COVID-19 has been impacting everyone’s life severely. Therefore, we are proud to be associated with the Olympic Games in Tokyo through this partnership.”
“Excellence, respect, and friendship are the values of the Olympics and also outline what we from Daraz stand for. We are a young and authentic team striving for excellence and disruption in South Asia. We share the vision that anything is possible. On behalf of Daraz, I wish all the Nepali athletes a lot of success during this year’s Olympics”, he added.
About Tokyo Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are scheduled to take place in the Japanese capital between 23 July and 8 August. The games were marred by the COVID-19 and postponed. The Olympics will be featuring 33 sports at 339 events across 42 venues.
To ensure the games will begin as scheduled, the authorities are stepping up their efforts to avert another possible COVID-19 breakout. The IOC has said over 80 percent of residents of the Olympic Village are set to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. There are also preparations to inoculate between 70 to 80 percent of journalists for optimum safety from the deadly Coronavirus infection. From the way it seems right now, the Olympics will indeed go ahead as planned with all the stringent measures in place.
The Olympics fever is brewing and Daraz stepping up to promote means more coverage and visibility to the games. Besides, the promotions will lend our Nepali athletes a much-needed morale boost going into the world’s one of the most-viewed sporting events.
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