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HSS will play national tournament next year

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Come 2021, higher secondary schools in the country will compete in a professional football tournament organised by Bhutan Football Federation (BFF) to uplift the standards of the sport. 

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.

HRH re-elected as the BOC President

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BOC: The President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC), His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, was re-elected unanimously by the BOC General Assembly, for the term 2015 - 2018 on May 31.

All-star showdown for Mr Bhutan title

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Bodybuilding: The 8th National Bodybuilding Championship in Thimphu will be an all-star showdown, as past winners will compete in the same category for the prestigious Mr Bhutan title on June 6.

Coronation Cup begins with 14 fewer teams

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Basketball: Fourteen teams withdrew from the Coronation Cup that began yesterday because the venue for the tournament was shifted to the semi-indoor court of Thimphu primary school.

Yanmar league concludes

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Football: Thimphu City FC trounced Drukpol FC 5-1 in the final match of the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League (YTPL), yesterday, ensuring their place in the third on goal difference.

23-man squad announced for Hong Kong match

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World Cup: Veteran Passang Tshering of Thimphu City FC, FC Tertons’ captain Kinley Wangchuk, Drukstars’ Dawa Tshering, under-19 national player, Yeshi Dorji and Thimphu FC’s goalie Kinzang Gyelrhen are the five new players to join the Dragon Boys.

India Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship underway

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Tennis: To promote tennis in the country, the first India Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship began in Thimphu yesterday.

FC Terton are the YTPL 2015 champions

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Football: FC Terton wrapped up the Yanmar Thimphu Premier League (YTPL) championship when they defeated Drukpol FC 2-1 yesterday with an amassing 28 points from 12 games.