Kathmandu: Daraz has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) in a collaborative effort to promote the “Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics” and the athletes representing Nepal at the Olympics. The MOU was signed by President of NOC Jeevan Ram Shrestha and Lino Ahlering, Managing Director, Daraz in a ceremony of “Olympic Day 2021 Commemorative Event” held at NOC, Satdobato organized by Sports for All Commission. Daraz is a part of Alibaba Group; the ‘Worldwide Partner’ of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The partnership aims to strengthen and promote the cooperation between Daraz and Nepal Olympic Committee leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. It also further seeks to increase the visibility and the promotions of the upcoming Olympics as well as the athletes.
“It is a great pleasure to be associated with Daraz Nepal to promote the Nepali Olympians, who shall be participating in Tokyo 2020 Olympic summer games. Nepali athletes among 207 countries shall compete with their best efforts, zeal and dreams to win. Besides, Daraz shall play an instrumental role to aware and promote the Olympic games in Nepal, which is a primary objective of Nepal Olympic Committee. NOC with the partnership with Daraz intends to facilitate the Nepalis to watch, be informed and participate in upcoming Tokyo Olympic-2020, which is from July 23 to August 08 through social media and various other interesting ways,” said Shrestha.
“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. On behalf of Daraz, I wish all the Nepali athletes a lot of success during this year’s Olympics,” said Lino Ahlering, Managing Director, Daraz Nepal.
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are scheduled to begin from 23rd July and will host over 200 nations with over 12,000 athletes expected to take part.