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From boots to dumbbells

Kinga Thinley

A promising footballer almost a decade ago, Kinga Thinley, had to hang his boots following an injury. The lean and lanky striker shifted to bodybuilding. Kinga Thinley joined the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) academy in 2007 and started playing for Choden FC in his initial years. Later he joined Yeedzin …

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SAFF U-15 Women’s championship to kick off on August 9

Bhutan finished third last year

With five days left to make her second appearance in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Women’s championship at the Changlingmithang stadium, Deki Lhazom, the only player who managed to score in the previous edition hopes to score more this time. The 14-year old striker with national U-15 women’s …

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BFF Academy FC wins UTH Women’s Super League 2018

Tshering Yangchen (orange) scored the winner for BFF Academy FC yesterday

BFF Academy FC won Ugyen Trading House (UTH) Women’s Super League defeating Sunrise Women’s FC by one goal in the final at Changlingmithang yesterday. In the lone goal thriller of BFF Academy FC, Tshering Yangchen came in as substitute at the 71st minute and took only about six minutes to …

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Pledge to develop sports partially acheived

One of the many pledges of the government was to develop sports infrastructure, organise sports events, and establish sports and recreation clubs across the country. The government in its 11FYP report stated that it undertook development of various infrastructure and institutions to promote sports and recreation for healthy living. “In …

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Adolescent girls learn about health and sanitation through cricket

Seventy under-16 girls are taking part in one-week long event

To create awareness on menstrual hygiene, adolescent’s nutrition, and sanitation, about 70 under-16 girls from five dzongkhags have come together for a weeklong district cricket championship at Pelkhil Oval in Thimphu. The national nutrition survey 2015 by ministry of health and UNICEF found anemia in adolescent girls a critical problem. …

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Biking around the world with family

The family biking in Nepal few days ago (Photo: Sakamotos Great Six Continents Adventure, FB page)

Tatsu Sakamoto, 49, a professor from Japan and his family of four experience the world through biking. At 29 years in 1999, inspired by his acquaintance with one of the world’s biggest stage race in Paris, France, Tour de France, he completed a tour of the world biking alone. It …

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Picture story

At the day-long Hong Kong Cadets Asian Cup 2018 championship held on July 14, Yangchen Wangmo won bronze in the 48 kg category for cadets under 18. It is Bhutan Judo Association’s second bronze from International tournaments. Phub Dem Monger brought home the first bronze in April this year. More …

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Football

Team Gedu College won the finals of the Special Reserve Police Force (SRPF) open football tournament on July 14 beating Mega XI.The winners bagged Nu 50,000 while the runners up won Nu 30,000. A total of 10 teams participated in the tournament. The tournament kicked off on May 27 to …

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