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South Korean Olympian to train national archers

Park Young Sook (fourth from the left) with the national archers

Come July and Bhutan will have one of the first South Korean female archers to compete in the world championship, Park Young Sook, commonly known as Sally Park, as the head coach of Bhutan Archery Federation (BAF). The 57-year-old from South Korea will work with the federation on a year …

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National sports meet ongoing in Tsirang

Students of Desi High School celebrate a karay

At least 365 students from 20 schools in Tsirang are competing in the five-day national level football and archery tournaments. The students, 128 girls and 98 boys, are winners of the seven regional school sports meet held in October from Thimthrom, Chukha, Haa, Punakha, Gasa, Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang Bumthang, Trongsa, …

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Series between Bhutan, Thailand and the Maldives called off

Tri-Nation cricket series between Bhutan, Thailand, and the Maldives that was to be played in Thailand between February 1 and 9 was called when the Maldives opted to prepare for the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Western Region T20 tournament in Malaysia. The series playoff was cancelled 10 days after ACC …

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Women’s District Cricket Championship

Sonam Choden from Thimphu won the Women of the ​M​atch title​ at​ ongoing Women’s District Cricket Championship yesterday. Thimphu women defeated Wangdue by 11 runs. Meanwhile, Sarpang Boys defeated Paro by 3 wickets ​at the ongoing U-16 District cricket Championship in Gelephu yesterday.

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Thinley Norbu breaks biking record

Twenty-six cyclists took part in the race

At the third edition of mountain biking challenge held in Thimphu on December 31 last year, Thinley Norbu completed the race in 34 minutes 40 seconds, riding a six-kilometer uphill stretch against the average gradient of 8.5 percent. Breaking the previous record of 35 minutes 33 seconds, he won the …

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KD Builders and NST win volleyball championship

Total of 17 team participated

KD Builders defeated Old Friends in the first Open National Volleyball Championship (ONVC) final in Nganglam, Pemagatshel yesterday. The winner of the tournament received cash price Nu 50,000. Runners-up took home Nu 40,000. The final match for women was played between NST and Sharchokpa Doros. NST defeated Sharchokpa Doros 3-1 …

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Camp Raven, engaging the young meaningfully

The Camp Raven ends on Sunday

Karma Phuntsho Choden, a 14-year-old student at Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School realised that she could discover the best part of her through athletics. While in school, she would be only in three places – classroom, Library, and washroom. At home, she would mostly be watching television and playing mobile games …

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Football coaches attend advanced licence course

The federation is conducting the course after 10 years

Eighteen Asian Football Confederation (AFC) ‘B’ level coaching licence holders from domestic clubs, Bhutan Football Federation’s (BFF) and a coach from All India Football Federation (AIFF) is taking part in the 27-days AFC ‘A’ licence coaching course that began on December 18 in Thimphu. All the participants have a minimum …

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Basketball B-league underway in Thimphu

Doros (blue) defeated Anonymous by 13 points

In the tenth day of the national basketball B-league, team Nordics continued its winning streak after defeating Team Stampede (103-55) at the swimming pool indoor stadium, Thimphu yesterday. Nordics secured the highest score (177-69) in the league against team Ravens in the previous game. However, the loss is the second …

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Thimphu dzongkhag wins the first national karate league

Around 77 best karate players from six dzongkhags took part in the three-day long tournament

Thimphu’s dzongkhag team won the first national karate league, Clash of Champions, yesterday. Around 77 best karate players from six dzongkhags took part in the three-day long tournament held by Bhutan Karate Association (BKA) with the support from few private agencies. Samdrupjongkhar came second and Trashigang third. Winners were given …

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More than 60 students from Thimphu, Chukha, Paro, and Wangdue Phodrang participated in the lawn tennis junior national open championship. The game concluded on December 23, 2017 in Phuentsholing. Six students, under-12 have also been selected for an upcoming tennis game in Vietnam. They will undergo a weeklong training in …

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Bamboo recurve bows to train archers

93 students from 31 schools took part in the two-day tournament

The senior girl’s team from Trashigang won the final round of the second inter-school archery tournament held at Rangjung Central School in Trashigang on December 21. The team initially lost two straight rounds to the archers from Mongar and it was almost over for the host team. However, two off-target …

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