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Pledge to develop sports partially acheived

One of the many pledges of the government was to develop sports infrastructure, organise sports events, and establish sports and recreation clubs across the country. The government in its 11FYP report stated that it undertook development of various infrastructure and institutions to promote sports and recreation for healthy living. “In …

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Adolescent girls learn about health and sanitation through cricket

Seventy under-16 girls are taking part in one-week long event

To create awareness on menstrual hygiene, adolescent’s nutrition, and sanitation, about 70 under-16 girls from five dzongkhags have come together for a weeklong district cricket championship at Pelkhil Oval in Thimphu. The national nutrition survey 2015 by ministry of health and UNICEF found anemia in adolescent girls a critical problem. …

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Biking around the world with family

The family biking in Nepal few days ago (Photo: Sakamotos Great Six Continents Adventure, FB page)

Tatsu Sakamoto, 49, a professor from Japan and his family of four experience the world through biking. At 29 years in 1999, inspired by his acquaintance with one of the world’s biggest stage race in Paris, France, Tour de France, he completed a tour of the world biking alone. It …

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At the day-long Hong Kong Cadets Asian Cup 2018 championship held on July 14, Yangchen Wangmo won bronze in the 48 kg category for cadets under 18. It is Bhutan Judo Association’s second bronze from International tournaments. Phub Dem Monger brought home the first bronze in April this year. More …

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Football

Team Gedu College won the finals of the Special Reserve Police Force (SRPF) open football tournament on July 14 beating Mega XI.The winners bagged Nu 50,000 while the runners up won Nu 30,000. A total of 10 teams participated in the tournament. The tournament kicked off on May 27 to …

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Ball Blasters win first women’s open volleyball championship

Ball Blasters, the women’s volleyball team from Trongsa, defeated team Trashigang Sports Association in the finals of the first Women’s open volleyball championship at Changlingmithang, Thimphu yesterday. The final saw Ball Blasters win first two sets 25-22 and 25-14. Trashigang Sports Association won the third set to extend the match …

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Junior FC first champions of U-18 Capital Cup

Pema (black) of Junior FC scores an opener in the final

Ahead of 2018 FIFA World cup final, Junior FC and FC Juvenile played the final of the first ever futsal U-18 Capital Cup in Thimphu yesterday.   The event was played over a week. Junior FC succeeded to find the opener in the earlier half and scored another goal to …

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Kuenjung FC wins Gathuen Futsal Tournament

Kuenjung FC

Kuenjung FC beat Zhowong Clan FC 3-2 to win the Gathuen Futsal Tournament on Saturday in Thimphu. The first 10 minutes saw Kuenjung FC dominate ball possession but failed to score after the goalkeeper of Zhowong Clan FC made several important saves. Ugyen of Kuenjung FC capitalised on a miss …

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Kuenjung FC to face Zhowong Clan FC in Gathuen futsal finals

Favorites Kuenjung FC and Zhowong Clan FC booked their place in the ongoing Gathuen Futsal Tournament final at the futsal pitch below the Changlimithang stadium in Thimphu.  The semi finals were played on July 12. Ten teams took part in the tournament, which was organized by Thimphu Palace FC. The …

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About 300 students are involved in a month-long annual taekwondo camp at national taekwondo hall in Thimphu. The students are perfecting basic taekwondo demonstration and aerobics that will be presented at clock tower on July 22. The camp will close on July 31.

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