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Safety measures delays Coronation Cup

Basketball: The most prestigious basketball tournament in the country, the Coronation Cup, has been deferred considering the vulnerability of the venue, the swimming pool complex in Thimphu. After the earthquake of April 25, Bhutan Basketball Federation (BBF) officials were cautious of using the old structure that was built in the ...

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Italian coach says ciao

Football: There was a lot of fanfare about Thimphu FC hiring a former Italian football league coach before the Yanmar league began. However, the excitement was short lived. The first international coach to have been hired by a local football club left the country even before coaching a single game.

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Own goal results in Druk Utd win

Football: Defending champions Druk United bagged all three points in their opening match against Drukstar after a Drukstar defender scored an own goal in the third match of the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League yesterday. After a lackluster display from both sides, Drukstar’s defender Dorji headed in an own goal in ...

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Yanmar Thimphu league kicks off today

Rookie Thimphu FC will take on stalwart Thimphu City FC in opening game Football: Seven football clubs, most of them laden with international and national players, will fight for a spot in the national league with the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League kicking off this evening at the Changlimithang stadium. The ...

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Bhutanese Judo team bagged a gold and silver medal each and two bronze medals at the first Child Watabaran Centre Nepal (CWCN) International Judo Championship in Katmandu yesterday. A total of 11 Bhutanese participated in eight different weight categories. Tandin Wangchuk received the best player award in men’s division. The ...

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Teams quit tourney for want of monal-feathered arrows

Archery: The ban on the use of the Monal-feathered arrows during the traditional archery tournament has left the archery teams divided. Of 22 teams, 14 boycotted the upcoming Jigme Dorji Wangchuck memorial national tournament, at the meeting that the Bhutan Indigenous Games and Sports Association (BIGSA) called to draw up ...

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Japanese ex-Olympian to train local athletes

BAAF: A former Japanese Olympian, Dai Tamesue, is in the country to study the athletes and train them into professional athletes. Dai Tamesue interacted with the athletes at the track and field centre in Thimphu yesterday. He intends to return in September and begin training as a full time coach ...

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Archers’ wings clipped to protect Monal pheasants

Use of the bird’s feathers as fletches on arrows banned to save the endangered species Wildlife: Archery may be the national sport of the country but when it comes to the strict conservation policy of the government, the national game has to compromise. The Bhutan indigenous games and sports association ...

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Druk Yul Taekwondo Club won the first Bhutan – India taekwondo championship held at the swimming pool complex, yesterday. Seven teams from two countires took part in the tournament. Thimphu Private Taekwondo Club, Young Dragon Taekwondo Club and Chhukha dzongkhag from Bhutan and Bodoland, Darjeeling and Jaigaon represented India. The ...

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