The Royal University of Bhutan (RUB) and Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) will jointly provide scholarships to some 20 students every year. The scholarships will be provided to talented young sports enthusiasts. To this effect a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the RUB and the BOC, today.
The 90-kilometres Dantak Open Mountain Bike race, held today, saw 121 bikers take part. It was flagged off by Her Royal Highness, Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck, in the capital.
A team from Monggar won the Yangphel style traditional archery tournament held in Trashigang. The final match of the tournament was played today. The team from Kanglung came second followed by Radhi team.
The Bhutan International Marathon was held on Sunday. Over 200 participants from over 20 countries took part in the event.
The finals of the first-ever Paro Open T20 Cricket Championship was held today. The final was played between Shaba Warriors and a team from the Paro Airport.
Team Jafaas won this year’s Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck Memorial Cup, an open compound bow Archery tournament, held in Phuentshogling.
The Bhutan Archery Federation is on a nationwide talent hunt for female national archers. The hunt for national women archers began from Trashigang. Twelve women took part in the archery coaching camp organised in Kanglung by the Bhutan Archery Federation. They are chasing the dream to become a national women archer. After similar coaching camps in Gelegphu and Thimphu, only two women will be selected.
Lack of proper ground to practice is affecting their performance according to the cricketers of the country.
Yangchenphug Higher Secondary School has won the Under-19 inter-dzongkhag cricket tournament played in Sarpang.
The Bhutan Archery Federation (BAF) is in the process of choosing two women archers to represent Bhutan at the international competitions. They will be chosen from within the age group of 16-23, from the ongoing Winter Coaching Camp.