Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Honduras lifts World Cup

10371507_748008658555322_1-copyWinners: Honduras celebrates the victory

In the Fan Fest tournament played at Changlimithang Football:  Honduras won the 2014 World Cup! The Central American nation beat Ecuador yesterday in the World Cup played at the Changlimithang mini ground in a seven-on-seven World Cup Fan Fest the Bhutan football federation organised. In the shortest World Cup tournament, played over the weekend, 33 teams representing the 32 nations at the World Cup in Brazil and a team representing Bhutan took part. The teams had players ranging from 17 years to in mid 50s. [... Read More]

Green to face Thimphu UTD in the final

Archery: Green Team defeated defending champion Damchen in the semifinals of the Coronation Silver Jubilee National archery tournament at Changlimithang archery range in Thimphu yesterday. With both teams completing a set each, the final set went into extra time until 7pm. That was when Green team went on to win. Having trailed by a point, before the last round, Green Team managed to scored five points to make it 21. The organiser decided for extra time. In the last three rounds, Damchen however tried best [... Read More]

Bike race in Mongar

participants-ready-for-raceAll set: Participants ready for flag off

Cycling: Coinciding with the World No-Tobacco day, residents of Mongar witnessed the first ever mountain bike race held in the dzongkhag, yesterday. Termed as Sharchog Khorlo Mountain bike race,  Indra Badhur, a dzongkhag staff came first completing 16.1 Km in 59 minutes and 26 seconds. With a difference of just 32 seconds, Sherab Zangpo completed the race in second position. Sonam, completed the race in one-hour and seven minutes and came third. The winner was awarded a cash prize of Nu 30,000, and first and [... Read More]

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Friends United suffered a humiliating defeat of 11-2 during the ongoing Thimphu ‘B’ division league yesterday at Changlimithang stadium. Despite incessant rain throughout the match, Friends United could do very little to capsize the game.    

Bhutanese to compete at 2014 Chess Olympiad

DSC_0510Five selected players who will participate at the Chess Olympiad in Norway

Chess: Five Bhutanese men will represent Bhutan for the first time and participate at Chess Olympiad, 2014, in Norway this August. This was announced at the wind-up of the three-day Premier National Chess Championship, 2014 yesterday. Bhutan Chess Federation (BCF) in collaboration with the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and the department of youth and sports under the education ministry organised the championship. The three-day event saw 51 participants of all ages, out of which 40 were male. The All India Chess Federation in collaboration with [... Read More]

U Academy out of President’s Cup

IMG_2245Helpless: U Academy goalie looks on as he concedes another

Football: Ugyen Academy FC is out of the AFC President’s Cup after Sheikh Russel of Sri Lanka thrashed them 4:0 yesterday. The team’s fate was sealed as early as Friday when they lost their second game to last year’s runners up, Pakistan’s KRL 0:3. Ugyen Academy that is representing Bhutan couldn’t score a single goal in qualifying round and had conceded eight. They are rooted at the bottom of the table. Coach, Kinley Dorji after the game yesterday said his players played their ‘normal game’ [... Read More]

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Takin City Cricket Club (TCCC) beat the former champions Youth Athletic Cricket Club (YACC) by 10 wickets in the BCCB Super League 2014 cricket tournament yesterday in Thimphu. YACC won the toss, elected to bat first and managed to score 57 runs in 20 overs. Manoj Adhikari of TCCC was awarded the Best Batsman of the tournament and Biswajeet Ukil of YACC was awarded Best Bowler and Man of the Series. The tournament started from March 23 and saw eight teams.    

Ugyen Academy FC in Sri Lanka for AFC President’s Cup

IMG_0103Coach Kinley Dorji at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Sri Lanka

AFC: Ugyen Academy F.C. lost 0-1 to Sri Lanka Air Force in the ongoing AFC President’s Cup in Sri Lanka yesterday. Ugyen Academy’s coach, Kinley Dorji, said that his players are all young students between the ages of 17 and 21. Pakistan’s KRL, who were runners up in the last tournament, said that the club has undergone intense training, but it lost six of the club’s star players. Coach Dragan Đukanovi said that his team will do their very best, and that they have come [... Read More]

Eastern United wins for second time

IMG_4210Eastern United celebrates victory

Archery: Eastern United left the title of Jigme Dorji Wangchuk Memorial Archery Tournament by defeating Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC) on May 3 at Changlimithang range in Thimphu. In the 12th round of the tournament, on the second day, Eastern United’s Sangay Tshering hit a karey. Chuku Tshering added a dhaya to take the teams points to 24. Tshering Phuntsho’s dhaya ended the game that saw Eastern United lift the title for the second time in a row. BPC had only 16. Eastern United, which defeated [... Read More]

Druk United’s decisive 8-3 win

IMG_20140501_190623Victorious: The champions lift the trophy

A-Division: Druk United yesterday won the Thimphu ‘A’ Division League by defeating Drukstar 8-3. Winger Sonam Yoezer scored the first goal for Druk United four minutes after the kickoff.  Winger Kinga Gyeltshen doubled the lead. Drukstar managed a goal in the 20th minute. Striker Kinley Dorji scored the 5th goal. The first half of the match ended in favour Druk United 5 and Drukstar 1 that determined the outcome of the match. Drukstar came back with a renewed hope after break and scored two more [... Read More]

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