September has got off to a racy start, literally, at our Kathmandu refuge. It’s not quite Rio but the staging of ChoraChori-Nepal’s own mini Olympics for the kids proved to be a huge success nevertheless. So much so that these Olympics are likely to take place annually rather than every four years. Okay, some of the events like the egg and spoon and three-legged races may not yet be officially recognised Olympic disciplines but no one seemed to mind much. Quite the opposite as four teams competed against one another for glory. The event took place during the school holidays from 4th to 9th September with the closing ceremony made special by a Taekwondo demonstration. Guests of honour were Mr Saroj KC, longstanding supporter and Headmaster of the local secondary school, and Captain (retd) Indra Gurung who is the Chief Instructor at the Zen Martial Arts Academy in the UK. Saroj presented the medals and trophies while Indra, who is a frequent visitor to the refuge, delivered to Shailaja some hugely appreciated Taekwondo clothing. By the look of it he also entertained everyone immensely by his speech.