ISLAMABAD - British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame, Vancouver, Canada have chosen to display the hand made wooden skis on which Pakistan’s pride Olympian M Abbas started skiing as a child.

Talking to this scribe, Civil Aviation Authority Ski Team manager Obiadur Rehman Abbasi said that the organisers were very exciting and termed it as one of the most amazing stories of modern times that from such humble origins, someone could reach the Olympics.

M Abbas is the first and the only athlete who qualified for the Winter Olympics in the history of our country. He participated in the Winter Olympics of Vancouver, Canada to represent Pakistan. Sports circles appreciated this and said: “It is a great honour for Pakistan skiing and we are very proud of Abbas.”