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Recognising the importance of sports

Youth: To recognise the importance of sports in the development of the nation and the positive influence it can have on the advancement of human rights and socio-economic development, the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace was observed at Pelkhil School in Thimphu yesterday.

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Bhutan will play for a place in the AFC Asia Cup qualifiers

Football: The Road to Russia 2018 might have ended for the young Bhutanese squad at the bottom of Group C. But the team will still play some more international games to qualify for the 2019 Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Asian Cup, which will be hosted by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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First international win for Bhutan

Basketball: The women’s national basketball team picked up their first international win by defeating Bangladesh 61-29 at the first South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 1.

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The meeting of the titans

Football: One team led the Bhutanese national football squad into their first continental football scene in 2000, the other delivered the nation biggest win and qualified for the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

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Bhutan loses despite improved performance

Dragon Boys were 10 minutes short of winning their first WC qualifier 

Football: Bhutan was 10 minutes away from registering its first win in the second round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Maldives at the national stadium in Male, Maldives on Tuesday.

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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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