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To keep youth engaged during winter vacation, the Bhutan Basketball Federation started its winter coaching camp in Paro from December 20. The federation plans to organise similar coaching in Wangdue, Punakha, Phuentsholing, Samtse, and Gelephu.

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Thimphu City FC wins national futsal league

Lungtok Dawa (red) scores a winner against Kuenjung FC in the final

Defending national futsal league champions, Kuenjung FC ran short of two goals in the final against Thimphu City FC at Changjiji futsal ground in Thimphu yesterday. Having played each other in the final of the same league last year, Kuenjung FC had hoped to hold onto their brand of being …

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Team Sakteng defeats team Thromde in archery tournament

The team from Sakteng defeated team Thromde by two sets to one

After more than a decade, Trashigang Sports Association (TSA) revived its annual traditional archery tournament this year. During the first match yesterday, the highlanders from Sakteng took on the archers from Trashigang thromde. With some of the best archers in both the teams, the match was dubbed as one of …

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Bhutan to play Thailand today

The national under-19 cricket team has lost to Saudi Arabia and Oman

The winless duo at the ongoing ICC under-19 Cricket World cup qualifier Asia division 2, Bhutan and Thailand will face each other to record the first win in group A of the qualifier today. The national under-19 cricket team conceded its second consecutive loss to Saudi Arabia in the second …

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Samtse championship to kick off on January 6

Nine clubs from Bhutan and India, five from Bhutan and four from West Bengal, will be playing the first Samtse Championship that kicks off on January 6 next year. The dzongkhag will over 20 days, host one of the biggest football championships in the country. The football championship will play …

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The national Under-19 cricket team lost to Oman by eight-wickets in the first match of ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifier Asia division 2 in Thailand yesterday. Bhutan recorded 48 runs after it chose to bat first. Bhutan will play Saudi Arabia in the second match of the qualifier today. Ten teams from Oman, Qatar, …

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Chencho saves Bengaluru FC

Chencho Gyeltshen celebrates his goal with team mates of Bengaluru FC (BFC) against North East United FC on December 5. The goal extended the BFC’s unbeaten run in the Indian Super League to nine games.  (Photo: BFC)

Social media was splashed with local football golden boy Chencho Gyeltshen, as fans poured out their joy and support for his goal that saved his club Bengaluru FC’s unbeaten run in the Indian Super League (ISL). Chencho Gyeltshen, fondly called CG7 after the international football superstar Christiano Ronaldo, thanked his …

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Khuru tournament held in Dorokha 

Three women teams participated in the tournament

Unlike in the past, three women teams participated in the annual khuru tournament this year in Dorokha, Samtse. The Dorokha Drungkhag Sports and Cultural Association (DDSCA) organised the tournament. About 18 male teams with three teams from Rangtse village of Gakiling gewog in lower Haa also participated. The three-day tournament …

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Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Gold Cup returns 

Phuentsholing will this winter host one of the most sought-after football championships, the Jigme Wangchuck Gold Cup, which was on hold since 2006. The championship was popular among football enthusiasts from Sikkim, Kalimpong, Nepal, and Bhutan. Started in 1987, the Jigme Wangchuck Gold Cup was an annual football championship that …

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LG members initiate friendly archery match to enhance cooperation

It’s 10am. The otherwise bustling town of Trashigang wears a deserted look. The busy Saturday streets remain forsaken. Residents, vendors and shopkeepers have left for a local tshechu in the nearby gewogs. But a game of archery is on-going below the bus terminal. Led by their respective mangmis, teams from Merak and Yangnyer …

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Lone female archer makes it to seeded list

Dorji Dema (Photo: Ugyen Dorji)

Dorji Dema the first female archer competing among men is one of the 18 contenders for the best archer’s title in the on-going Paro open archery tournament. She made it to the top 18 after hitting 22 kareys, including three bull’s eyes and two dobjeys in the 45 rounds. Her team lost …

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Transport United FC to play Colombo FC in AFC Cup pre qualifiers

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Transport United FC will play the reigning champions of Sri Lanka’s Dialog champions league, Colombo FC, in the two-legged AFC Cup 2019 preliminary stages in February. Transport United FC has begun to prepare for the pre qualifiers, calling in some players from local clubs. The club expects to go into …

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Veteran Basketball Championship tournament

Team Young Vets won this year’s Veteran Basketball Championship tournament. The Merlins finished as runner-up. The tournament was organised by the Basketball Federation of Bhutan. A total of eight men’s teams participated in the competition.  (Photo: BFB Facebook Page)

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