Government bans contact sports until further notice

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To contain the spread of Covid-19, the government has announced the prohibition of all the sports that involve physical contact. Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said that minimising the people-to-people contact was critically important.

A-division champions denied the opening three points at home

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Football: Thimphu City FC on Sunday held FC Terton, champions of Yanmar Thimphu Premier League (YTPL) to a 1-1 draw in the opening game of the Bank of Bhutan National Football League at Changlimithang.

Bhutan play Lanka and Nepal today

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SABA: Bhutan will play Sri Lanka in the first match of the three-day South Asia Basketball Association (SABA) qualifying competition, which begins today in Bengaluru, India. The match starts at 10 am.

Not the best prep for the big game

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Basketball: The national basketball team left today for the fourth South Asian basketball association (SABA) championships in Bangalore, but not in their best mood.

Top teams prepare to have it out

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A total of at least Nu 1.3 million is up for grabs

Football: Football enthusiasts will see some of the top clubs from Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Phuentsholing clash when the national football league tournament kicks off on July 5.

National team eye first int’l win at SABA games

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Basketball: The Bhutan national basketball team will be looking for their first international win when they take part in the fourth South Asian basketball association (SABA) zone championship at Bangalore from July 3 to 5.

BOC approves use of accessories in Yangphel Open

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Archery: In order to facilitate the Bhutanese archers to be at par with the international standards and to compete at an international level, Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) has approved the use of accessories on compound bows during the 19 Yangphel Open archery tournaments.

Pamos and Jachungs win Coronation Cup

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Basketball: Team Pamos humbled Mystiques 70-23 in women’s category and Jachungs defeated Pazaps 69-59 in the men’s category to win the 2015 Coronation Cup basketball championship in Thimphu yesterday.

Archers on the road to Rio

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Competition: The Bhutan Archery Federation (BAF), during the third recurve bow national ranking competition in Thimphu yesterday, selected the top three archers each in men and women categories to represent the country in the world championships in July.

Home record broken as China thrashes Bhutan by 6-0

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World cup: Bhutan national football team lost their first international game at the Changlimithang stadium, when the team was humbled 6-0 by the People’s Republic of China in the first home game of the second round of the World Cup qualifiers yesterday.

Dragons go head to head

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Football: Although China is a strong team in Asia, the head coach of team Bhutan, Norio Tsukitate, at a press conference in Thimphu yesterday, said he had strategies to overcome them in the match.

Fewer Chinese Supporters expected

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World cup: Of the 2,000 anticipated Chinese supporters only around 200-300 Chinese are now expected for the first Bhutan-China game to be held at Changlimithang tomorrow.

Size does matter

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Analysis: When the Hong Kong national team coach, Kin Pan-gon, said his team was too strong for Bhutan, he couldn’t have meant just in terms of physical strength.