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Crack Jacks aim for a final spot at Pepsi B- league

Crack Jacks recorded an easy victory over Zilukha Falcons 75-41 at the ongoing basketball Pepsi B-league in Thimphu yesterday. The team has two more final league matches to play before entering the quarterfinals undefeated. The young team outplayed Zilukha Falcons with their pace, and composure. Crack Jacks’ sixth straight win …

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Encouraging the young to take up the sport

Located at the extreme left of the Changlimithang stadium, Bhutan Shooting Federation has more than eight shooting ranges. In an enclosed room, 10-metre air pistol shooting competition is going on. Tshewang Tenzin, 17, is readying for the shoot. On the table is an air pistol, match pellets, paper targets, and …

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Minerva Punjab FC calls two Bhutanese footballers for trial

Two national football players, Jigme Tshering Dorji and Nima Wangdi left for Chandigarh, India yesterday after Minerva Punjab FC, one of the leading I-League clubs called the players for trial. Both Jigme Tshering Dorji and Nima Wangdi play for Thimphu City. I-League came up with the new rules of including …

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Poor turn out for national basketball team selection

Three months ago Bhutan Basketball Federation (BBF) announced the selection camp to form the national basketball team to play in competition abroad. However, the open selection camp today has only 14 players attending its daily training that is underway at the indoor basketball stadium, Swimming Pool Complex in Thimphu. At …

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Martial arts class more than engage students

The class is open to all students

Bhutan Institute of Martial Arts (BIMA) is conducting a month-long coaching class that began January 1. More than 60 students are attending the programme. President of BIMA, Damber Singh Rai, said that the programme is aimed at engaging students during the winter break. “It is an exercise that focuses on …

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South Korean Olympian to train national archers

Park Young Sook (fourth from the left) with the national archers

Come July and Bhutan will have one of the first South Korean female archers to compete in the world championship, Park Young Sook, commonly known as Sally Park, as the head coach of Bhutan Archery Federation (BAF). The 57-year-old from South Korea will work with the federation on a year …

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National sports meet ongoing in Tsirang

Students of Desi High School celebrate a karay

At least 365 students from 20 schools in Tsirang are competing in the five-day national level football and archery tournaments. The students, 128 girls and 98 boys, are winners of the seven regional school sports meet held in October from Thimthrom, Chukha, Haa, Punakha, Gasa, Gelephu Thromde, Sarpang Bumthang, Trongsa, …

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Series between Bhutan, Thailand and the Maldives called off

Tri-Nation cricket series between Bhutan, Thailand, and the Maldives that was to be played in Thailand between February 1 and 9 was called when the Maldives opted to prepare for the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Western Region T20 tournament in Malaysia. The series playoff was cancelled 10 days after ACC …

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