Executive Board Meeting of the South Asia Olympic Council (SAOC)


Photo courtesy: Nepal Olympic Committee website.

The Executive Board Meeting of the SAOC was held on 3rd of December, 2016, in Kathmandu, Nepal. His Excellency Mr. Daljit B.K. Shreepali, Minister of the Youth and Sports Ministry welcomed the delegates with a traditional khadar and inaugurated the ceremony by lighting a butter lamp.

Shortly thereafter, Mr. Jeevan Ram Shrestha, President of Nepal NOC, chaired the meeting. The following delegates attended the meeting:

  1. Mrs. Jyoti Rana, Vice President, Nepal NOC
  2. Tendi Lama Sherpa, Secretary General, Nepal NOC
  3. Sujan Lal Shrestha, Executive Secretary, Nepal NOC
  4. Nilendra Raj Shrestha, Member, Nepal NOC
  5. Gen. (Retd) Fakhruddin Haider, Director General, Bangladesh NOC
  6. Sonam Karma Tshering, Secretary General, Bhutan NOC
  7. Jigme Thinley, Asst. Program Officer, Bhutan NOC
  8. Muhammad Khalid Mahmood, Secretary General, Pakistan NOC
  9. Charles W.D. Henry, Vice President, Sri Lanka NOC
  10. Maxwell P.N. De Silva, Secretary General, Sri Lanka NOC


Representatives from the following NOCs were absent:

  1. India NOC, and
  2. Maldives NOC


Following were the agenda for the meeting:

  1. Adoption and confirmation of new office bearers of SAOC
  2. Finalization of the date of the XIII SAG, 2018
  3. Discussion on amendment of constitution of SAOC
  4. Others: Headquarters for SAOC


All the NOC delegates agreed and finalized the dates of the XIII South Asian Games to be held from the 9th to 18th of March in 2019.

Asian Games 2018
Asian Games 2018
Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020