Dream team celebrated

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has decided to pay tribute to the world’s most famous mountaineering duo by naming the country’s Commonwealth Games logo “2928 Hillary and Tenzing”. The Games will be held in Delhi this year. The “2928” in the logo stands for the height of Mt Everest in feet when it was conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Tenzing’s son and Everester Jamling Tenzing Norgay Sherpa said the decision was a great honour. “The two did little talking while climbing as my father could not speak English and Sir Edmund did not understand Nepali. But they worked as a team and it was the passion to excel that helped them overcome all odds,” Darjeeling-based Jamling said. New Zealand Olympic Committee secretary general Barry Maister said: [Tenzing] is thought of highly by the people of Nepal and India. With the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this year it was an ideal time to honour the two great men.” Tenzing died in 1986 and Sir Edmund Hillary in 28 at the age of 88.

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