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The Trail Blazing Bhutanese Women in Sports

Bhutan’s fledgling sports scene has slowly been developing in recent times and one of those developments is the increase in the number of women’s sports competitions being held. The Women’s football team recently played friendlies against Sri Lanka on home soil and the Women’s cricket competition also recently came to …

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Summer Camp and Ball’In School Programs

The Basketball Federation of Bhutan sets up training camps during students’ breaks to try and get the interested participants involved with the game of Basketball. Training camps were previously only held in Thimphu but last winter, the Basketball Federation set up training camps in Paro, Wangdue Phodrang, Gelephu, Samtse and …

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‘One of the best so far’: Coronation Cup 2019

The 25th edition of the Coronation Cup, a basketball tournament held every year in Thimphu, draws to a close on 17th July. The tournament that started on June 15th has been one of the best in terms of quality said coach and referee Dechen Phurba. “The quality of players and …

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The English Marksman of the BOB Bhutan Premier League

The 2019 BOB Bhutan Premier League boasts the arrival of numerous foreign footballers and Jay Hart, from Accrington in Lancashire, England now playing for Thimphu City FC is one of the premier acquisitions made for the season. The former non-league forward was a prolific goal-getter for a number of clubs …

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