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Bhutan-India friendship tennis tournament underway

The tournament plays more than 60 players from Bhutan and India

More than 60 players are competing in the India-Bhutan friendship tennis tournament at the Changlingmithang tennis centre in Thimphu. Among the 45 players participating from home is Tenzin Singye Dorji, 16, a two-time winner of the Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel National Open championship. In the previous edition, Tenzin Singye Dorji was …

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Purna Kumar scores the fastest goal of Pepsi Thimphu League

Purna Kumar (mid-fielder) plays for Transport United FC currently

Twenty-four-year-old mid fielder, Purna Kumar of Transport United scored the fastest goal of Pepsi Thimphu League against Tensung FC when his club played the sixth game of the season in Changlingmithang on May 24. Transport United humbled debutant Tensung FC 5-0 to keep the championship race alive against current league …

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3rd multi-sectoral meeting focuses on shaping National Sports Policy

Four months after the first multi-sectoral meeting held in November last year, the national sports policy will be presented to the stakeholders concerned at its 3rd multi-sectoral meeting in Thimphu today. The draft national sports policy will undergo another round of consultation from the stakeholders before getting finalised to be …

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Samtse DSA win 3rd national volleyball championship

Samtse DSA (White-Blue) defeated Punakha DSA (White) 15-10 in deciding set

Samtse Dzongkhag Sports Association (DSA) defeated Punakha DSA at the third national volleyball championship final in Changlingmithang, Thimphu yesterday. Unlike the previous edition that played defending champions in the finals, the three-year-old championship featured two new teams from Samtse DSA and Punakha DSA in the finals this year. The open-air …

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Jachungs win Coronation cup 2018

Jachungs ( Black) won the cup for two times since 2015

Coronation Cup 2018, which saw the least number of teams participate, concluded with competitive finals between Thimphu Magics and Jachungs in men’s category and Majas and Taras in women’s category on May 19 in Thimphu. Men’s finals saw Jachungs win the cup title for the second time. The team last …

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3rd national volleyball championship underway

Punakha DSA (white) defeated Paro DSA 3:1 yesterday

No women teams have participated to date  Featuring at the ongoing national volleyball championship for the third time is Nima Yoezer Choeten from Punakha Dzongkhag Sports Association (DSA).  The 27-year old, who is known among the players for his solid spikes and blocks, claimed that he had been playing the …

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Thangrong PS in Mongar holds an undokai festival

Teaching health and physical education to students remains a challenge in primary schools

An undokai festival was held on May 15 at Thangrong primary school, one of the remote schools in Mongar. Undokai in Japanese means exercise festival.  To engage and benefit the young learners, the school invited JICA volunteers to assist the school in teaching Health and Physical Education (HPE) to the …

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Thimphu City leads Pepsi Thimphu league

Phuensum FC (orange and white) settles for the third draw against High Quality United (Photo: Pranit Katwal)

Chuma Dorji of High Quality United is the highest goal scorer  With a total of 12 points after playing five games at the ongoing Pepsi Thimphu league, defending champions, Thimphu City is leading the league currently. Thimphu City reclaimed its top spot after it returned to winning ways when the …

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Transport United defeats Thimphu City 3-1

Thimphu FC (black) defeated Druk United 1: 0 yesterday

Transport United, BOB national league champions, yet again disappointed the defending champions of the ongoing Pepsi Thimphu league, Thimphu City with a 3-1 win on May 9. The loss ended Thimphu City’s winning streak to three games. Thimphu City and Transport United played for the second time since the two …

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Bhutan Karate Association appointed its first female president, Dawa Lham to encourage women participation in the decision making level especially, in sports yesterday. The president is also the General Manager of Samden Vehicles, one of the private companies in the country.

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