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A-division champions denied the opening three points at home

11182765_933855279970658_4164476891901034703_oFC Terton’s Tshering Dhendup saves a shot from City (Photo courtesy: Pranit-K)

Football: Thimphu City FC on Sunday held FC Terton, champions of Yanmar Thimphu Premier League (YTPL) to a  1-1 draw  in the opening game of the Bank of Bhutan National Football League at Changlimithang. The A-league champions, FC Terton, were handed a tough national league test in their first home game against home rivals, City, who looked more focused and confident than they were in the YTPL. FC Terton couldn’t pull off performance like they did during the YTPL in May when they came back [... Read More]

Heavy rain disrupts athletics meet

DSC_8299Athletics ready for the meet

Sports: The second day of the 12th National School Athletics Meet at the track and field center in Thimphu yesterday was called off when a heavy downpour in the afternoon interrupted the programmes. The opening day of the meet on Saturday was also disrupted by rain after the inaugural ceremony. Top atheletes from 20 dzongkhags are taking part in the six-day programme. A total of 334 students, 168 boys and 166 girls from 100 schools have gathered in the capital to compete at a national [... Read More]

National league winner to walk away with Nu 1 million

Football: In an unprecedented development for sports in Bhutan, the winner of the national football league tournament will receive at least ngultrum one million. This will be the highest amount a winner takes away from a sports event in Bhutan, so far.

Bhutan loses to Nepal and Lanka


SABA: Bhutan lost both its games on the first day of the three-day South Asia Basketball Association qualifying competition being played in Bengaluru, India. The national team who played Sri Lanka in the morning was thrashed 100-57. They put up a better performance in the second match against Nepal, but lost 72-58.

Fewer Chinese Supporters expected

10290708_579604675513340_7749402674894081706_nThe other dragons arrive (Photo courtesy: World Cup 2014 Druk Gyalkhab, Facebook page )

The April 25 earthquake in Nepal and daily tariff may have deterred them  World cup: Of the 2,000 anticipated Chinese supporters only around 200-300 Chinese are now expected for the first Bhutan-China game to be held at Changlimithang tomorrow. More than 80 percent of the Chinese supporters who had reserved tickets for the match with local tour operators have cancelled their trip. Choki, the general manager of Happiness Kingdom, one of the local tour operators in the country said that they had bought 300 tickets [... Read More]

Size does matter

a_222602aTallest: At 6 ft 8 1⁄2 inches, Yang Changpeng of China is the fourth tallest player in the world. However, he is not in the national squad

How Bhutan lost the plot, 7 times in a row Analysis: When the Hong Kong national team coach, Kin Pan-gon, said his team was too strong for Bhutan, he couldn’t have meant just in terms of physical strength. After the 7-0 drubbing of Bhutan, he would probably concede that we could now take him literally.  Ranked five places above Hong Kong in the FIFA’s latest team listing, there were hopes that Bhutan could pull off yet another surprise.  The odds were on Bhutan to lose, [... Read More]

Italian coach says ciao

Football: There was a lot of fanfare about Thimphu FC hiring a former Italian football league coach before the Yanmar league began. However, the excitement was short lived. The first international coach to have been hired by a local football club left the country even before coaching a single game.

Own goal results in Druk Utd win

DSC_5859MIssed: The woodwork prevented Druk United from doubling the lead

Football: Defending champions Druk United bagged all three points in their opening match against Drukstar after a Drukstar defender scored an own goal in the third match of the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League yesterday. After a lackluster display from both sides, Drukstar’s defender Dorji headed in an own goal in the 25th minute to give the defending champions Druk United a 1-0 win. A handful of suppoters who came to witness the match at the Changlimithang stadium yelled for more goals but the teams could [... Read More]

Yanmar Thimphu league kicks off today

IMG_7794Friendly between Zongrig FC and Drukstar FC on Thursday

Rookie Thimphu FC will take on stalwart Thimphu City FC in opening game Football: Seven football clubs, most of them laden with international and national players, will fight for a spot in the national league with the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League kicking off this evening at the Changlimithang stadium. The first game of the tournament will see debutant Thimphu FC play against Thimphu City FC.  With eight national players in the squad, Thimphu City FC looks to be the strongest team in the league.  The [... Read More]

Picture story

Bhutanese Judo team bagged a gold and silver medal each and two bronze medals at the first Child Watabaran Centre Nepal (CWCN) International Judo Championship in Katmandu yesterday. A total of 11 Bhutanese participated in eight different weight categories. Tandin Wangchuk received the best player award in men’s division. The two-day competition saw 126 participants from Bhutan, Nepal and Japan.     

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