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BOC and Drukair partner to promote sports

Athletes traveling in and out of the country for sports events will be eligible for airfare discounts of up to 50 percent

Partnership: To help in the development of sports in the country, the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and Drukair have agreed to make the national airline the committee’s official flying partner.

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Bhutan-Hungarian cultural exchange programme

Archers from Hungary demonstrate combating techniques after a friendly archery match with Bhutan as a part of Bhutan-Hungarian cultural exchange programme in Thimphu yesterday. The president of Bhutan Olympic Committee, HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck also took part in the match.

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Defending champions Jachung on top

Crossovers without a single win at the end of Day 12

Basketball: Day 12 of the on going Pepsi A league basketball tournament at the Swimming Pool Complex saw newcomers, Crossovers, suffer yet another defeat to Drukpas 66-51.

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A girl sees her dream in her father

Profile: Bhutanese athletes managed to bag 16 medals from the 12th South Asian Games at Guwahati and Shillong in India last month. This was the highest number of medals won by the Bhutanese athletes in an international competition.

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Inculcating a more serious sports culture in schools

Under a new framework, several new recruitments and activities are being planned and proposed 

Education: To foster holistic development and deliver quality education in schools the Department of Youth and Sports (DYS) has developed several activities as part of its Sports and Physical Activity programme.

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Coaches get trained for academy

Training: In order to set up a coaching academy in the country, a pilot project focussing on training the coaches is underway in Thimphu. A total of 20 coaches from 12 National Sports Federations (NSF) are taking part in the week-long programme at the office of Bhutan Amateur Athletic Federation.

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