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Excellence in sports aids students’ education

Pursuing higher studies was a challenge when Pema Thinley did not qualify for any colleges in 2016. “I wanted to continue my training as an athlete and also continue my education,” he said. Pema Thinley is a national sprinter with the Bhutan Amateur and Athletics Federation. He was in class …

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Bodybuilder bags strongman title

Thinley Dorji

A basketball coach wins the strongwoman title Coinciding with the National Day celebrations, the Bhutan Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Federation (BBWF) organised a weight lifting competition at the Clock Tower Square in Thimphu. Five women and 18 men flexed their muscles to compete for the national title of the strong man …

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“Bhutanese footballers can’t be underestimated”

Chencho Gyeltshen

Chencho Gyeltshen, Minerva Punjab football club’s forward, is displaying the potential of Bhutanese footballers. The 21-year-old is the lone Bhutanese playing for one of the top division professional leagues in India. Chencho Gyeltshen joined his new club Minerva Punjab FC on October 18 and made his debut against the Rail …

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Bhutan out of ACC U-16 eastern

Bhutan lost to china by 69 runs, to Singapore by seven wickets, and to Malaysia by 171 runs Bhutan’s U-16 cricket team is out of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) eastern region tournament, that is being held at Thailand after losing three consecutive matches in the group stage to China, Singapore …

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National Futsal

Of the eight teams that took part in the ongoing National Futsal Championship, Kuenjun FC, Thimphu City, Pep City, and Paro Yuljong FC qualified for the Semi-Finals. Thimphu City will face Paro Yuljong, and Kuenjueng FC will play FC Pep City in the second semifinal match today.

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Open football tournament kicks off in Phuentsholing

GNH United won the opening match against Sonam Trophel (9-4)

With many club players from across the country participating, the winter open football tournament in Phuentsholing, which began since December 9, is expected to have as many spectators. There are 20 teams participating in the tournament. With the tournament rules allowing a team to hire at least two club players, …

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Picture Story

Team Young Star FC won the two- day open Futsal championship organised by Chanjiji Youth Centre to commemorate the coronation day of His Majesty The King on December 9. Young Star FC defeated Tigers’ Brothers 7-3 in the final. A total of 24 teams took part in the tournament. The …

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Bhutan to face China in ACC U-16 cricket Cup

National U-16 cricket team in Thailand (Photo courtesy: CricketBhutan)

The under-16 national cricket team will face China in the first match of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) U16 Eastern Region Cup at Chiang Mai, Thailand on December 11. The team spent five days training to acclimatise in Bangkok. The team played two practice matches against Thailand on Wednesday and Friday. …

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Athletes seek insurance to cover injures

Taekwondo is one of the sports with high risk of injuries (File photo)

Taking part in competitive international and regional competitions without any insurance policy covering accidents and injuries sustained during tournaments is a concern to national athletes. At least 500 athletes take part in international and regional competitions. This year more than 300 athletes took part in the world and Asian level …

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Bhutan out of the Friendship Tournament

Officials with the players at the Jeju friendship tournament in South Korea

The U-12 basketball teams were the first to reach the quarter-finals After a successful start in the Under-12 international friendly basketball tournament, both the teams from Bhutan lost to South Korea in the quarter-finals at Jeju Island, South Korea. Bhutanese boys lost 43-53 on their second meeting of the tournament …

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Team Old Friends wins Thimphu Open

Team Old Friends beat KC Brothers in the final to lift the Thimphu Open Football Tournament trophy on December 2. The team beat KC Brothers 4:2 on penalty after the two teams drew 1:1 on regular time. The teams, expecting to qualify at least to the semi finanls started practicing …

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Persons on wheelchair race to mark disability day

To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 16 persons on wheelchairs participated in a kilometer-long race at the Norzin Lam on December 3.

December 3, 9:15am. Norzin Lam, the road that passes through the heart of Thimphu town, otherwise a busy traffic spot, was filled with persons on wheelchairs. The 16 persons on wheelchairs were participating in a kilometer long race to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Physiotherapist at the …

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Grassroots football programmes wins award for BFF

BFF President Ugyen Tsechup receives the award for the federation (Photo- AFC)

Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) bagged the second Asian Football Confederation (AFC) award in as many years this year. After winning an award for the inspiring member association in 2016, BFF won the AFC President Recognition Award for Grassroots Football in the aspiring category. Of the 46 AFC associated member countries, …

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