Thimphu Bhutan Sports
With the World Cup starting this week, it seems appropriate to write a blog post about sport in Bhutan. As the 2016 Rio Olympics draw near, archery fans around the world are cheering on their favourite sport.
The Jomolhari Walk is one of the most popular hiking routes for tourists visiting the country and offers some of the most scenic views of Bhutan in the Himalayas. It offers breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Nepal's highest peak, and is offered as part of a three-day hike to the summit of Kailash, a popular tourist destination.
The most unique thing is that the sport is not limited to athletes, as you will find locals taking part in all kinds of archery competitions at local festivals and fairs. The festival is also a great opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Bhutan and some of the country's most popular sports. The Tibetan Buddhist New Year, which is also celebrated in Bhutan, is also associated with a number of cultural events, such as the Buddhist Dzogchen Festival, a celebration of Tibetan Buddhism and the birth of Buddha.
For a while in Bhutan, it is not the only thing you can do here to observe the spectacular natural beauty of the country. Adventure sports in Bhutan is a great alternative to heritage and nature tours, which are more conventional ways to see the place.
One of the two famous sporting events you can attend is the Bhutanese Olympic Committee, which is organised in conjunction with the National Olympic Games in the capital Dharamshala. Although it is a country with a national sport, it is a little surprising that Bhutanese have not won a single medal to date, not only at the Olympic Games, but also at the World Cup and Asian Games.
At the 2016 South Asian Games, which took place in India from February 5 to 9, Bhutan collected one silver and four bronze medals.
Archery became a regular competitive sport in 1971, when Bhutan joined the United Nations, and has been participating in Olympic Recurve Archery ever since. At the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, she sent only one athlete into the race and lost in the quarter-finals. It is not the only country sending a women's team to the Olympics - only Chad did so in 2012, but it is the only sport it participates in, with the exception of the London Olympics in 2010, when the second - student shooting - was added. Archers compete for a medal for their kingdom at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 2012 Games featured only two athletes from the faraway kingdom competing as wildcards, which are supposed to ensure that all 204 National Olympic Committees can participate, even if no athletes have qualified. Women are likely to appear on future Olympic teams, but only in the men's and women's, not the women's.
The Bhutan Archery Federation has won five medals at the South Asian Games and participated in the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen. The national team has earned a reputation for competing in various international tournaments, including the Olympic Games. World Cup 2015, believes the team is on the right track.
In Thimphu he said: "The training centre was founded in 2012 and has a very good synthetic track, so I am sure we will enjoy training here. Hopefully we will be able to cheer Pema Bhutan without allowing the pandemic.
Hiking in Bhutan is one of the best activities for sports lovers, with breathtaking views and treks, but it can be very challenging. Be sure to go to the shooting range and experience the travel experience of a lifetime at some of the most famous sporting events.
It must be the aura of Bhutan that even tourists cannot resist to enjoy another game of archery. It is not wrong to mention that the games and sports keep the folk songs and music of Bhutan alive. With all the entertaining escapades of the opposing archers teams, there is nothing that could make your tour in Bhuntu even better.
The Olympic archery team is maintained by the Kingdom and the Bhutanese Archery Federation has been obliged since 1984 to promote traditional archers, participate in national tournaments and participate in modern archery. Archery, the national sport, is played at an international level with modern equipment at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and at other international tournaments.
One of the most popular places for tourists to learn about local and national sports and where they can even take a few shots for themselves is the Changlimithang archery range and workshops located at the Changimphu Stadium in ThimPHu. Besides football, the stadium is also regularly played by the Bhutanese national football team and the national basketball team as well as other national teams.