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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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Football, growth and challenges

Bhutan’s national football team (senior) have played around 15 international matches, excluding international friendly and exposure matches since Bhutan’s first competitive win in the preliminary round of 2018 World Cup qualifier in 2015. The team played first ever world cup qualifier at Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2015. This, of course, …

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Stakeholders discuss National Sports Policy

Bhutanese athletes have brought home more than 180 medals from the international and regional competitions. Sports and competence level have witness commendable growth over the years. Yet, the country does not have a national sports policy. At the first multi-sectoral meeting held in preparation for the national sports policy in …

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With 22 teams from across the country, the Druk Wangyel Archery tournament began at the Changlimithang archery range in Thimphu from November 15. The month long tournament is organised by the Bhutan Indigenous and Sports Association.

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