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BFF president elected as AFC executive committee member

BFF President Ugyen Tshechup Dorji

The president of Bhutan Football Federation, Ugyen Tshechup Dorji became the first Bhutanese to serve as the executive member of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) during the 29th AFC congress held in Malaysia on April 6. He will represent south zone of AFC that includes Bangladesh, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, …

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More than 100 cyclists and runners from America, Australia, Singapore, Japan and Bhutan participated in the inaugural Bhutan Sports Festival on April 6 in Gangtey and Phobjikha in Wangdue. The festival comprised of a full race of 50 kms and a half race of 25kms, in both trail running and …

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Team Ugyen Academy from Punakha won the SEISA Youth Volleyball Championship in the men’s category held on April 6 and 7 at the National Volleyball Arena, Changlingmithang, Thimphu.  Team Pelkhil HSS were the runners-up. In the women’s category, Team Kelki HSS won the championship  while team Chhukha Central School were …

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Sherubtse FC beats S/Jongkhar FC in replayed final

Sherubtse FC celebrates the win

Sherubtse FC defeated Samdrupjongkhar FC 2-1 in the replay of the finals of fifth Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) open football tournament yesterday. The final that was stopped midway through the second half on March 31 was played yesterday after weather improved. Thick fogs and heavy rain forced the referee …

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HPE as important as academics

HPE festival at DHSS

A colourful banner on the Dechencholing Higher secondary school gate displayed, “HPE festival: Let’s celebrate our Health and Physical Education day.” It was Saturday, March 30. A festive mood hangs around the school as hundreds of students in shorts and shirts of different colours filled the ground. They had been …

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Tournament to foster cross-border friendship

More than 90 participants from Bhutan and India took part in the three-day tournament in Gelephu

From the high-flying smashes to the prolonged rallies and cautious net plays, the open badminton tournament that concluded on March 31 in Gelephu had it all. The competition was one of the biggest the country has witnessed so far. Elite national players including players from across the boarder were tested …

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Rain and fog stop football final

Where is the ball? Thick fog reduced the visibility

There was no winner in the finals of the Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) open football tournament  held yesterday. The game was stopped midway through the second half because of bad weather. The match, between Sherubtse FC from Trashigang and Samdrupjongkhar FC will be played at 3pm today. To read …

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BOC aims for major sports development

Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) is planning sports development projects worth Nu 376.71 million in the current Plan period. The government has already committed Nu 57.98 million for the installation of sports infrastructures and provision of additional facilities in five dzongkhags. At BOC 4th general assembly Tuesday, Sonam Karma Tshering, general …

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Three of four wins medal

Honoured: Leki Lhadon with the gold

With Leki Lhadon awarded the right medal, gold, and Chencho Dorji winning silver yesterday, Bhutan’s record at the on-going Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi is impressive. Bhutan is represented at the Olympics by four athletes, two men and two women. Yesterday, athlete Chenco Dorji bagged the silver medal …

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Gold medal reinstated

Pelden with his gold medal

Organisers of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi yesterday reinstated the gold medal Bhutanese athlete Pelden won on Sunday.  The decision was made following protests from Bhutanese Special Olympic coaches. Coaches protested on the grounds that the races at the Olympics were held without classifying the level of …

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Pelden wins gold, settles for bronze

It was both a good and bad day for Bhutanese athlete, Pelden yesterday. Pelden, 36, a Draktshog graduate won the gold in the 200 metres (mts) race at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games held yesterday evening in Abu Dhabi. However, as the news started reaching his relatives at home, Pelden was disqualified.

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Artificial turf in S/jongkhar earns Nu 520,000 in a year

More than 20 matches are played every month

Samdrupjongkhar Sports Association (SJSA) collected Nu 520,000 in fees from the artificial turf football ground to date after it opened in March last year. SJSA focal person, Tshering Chezom, said that although the artificial turf ground was inaugurated and opened in February last year, SJSA started collecting fees from March …

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Women national team sees improvement despite loss

A light physical session before the second game against Bangladesh later today

The senior national women’s football team lost 0-3 to host Nepal on March 12 in the ongoing South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women’s Championship at the Shohid Rongoshela Stadium in Biratnagar. The defeat, however, comes as an improvement for the Dragon Girls, according to team manager, Sonam Peldon. “The last time …

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