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Bhutan celebrates 2nd Incheon Asian Games Fun Run
Bhutan celebrates 2nd Incheon Asian Games Fun Run


23 Apr 2011
Thimphu, Bhutan: The 2nd Official Fun Run of the 17th Incheon Asian Games 2014 was successfully held in the Kingdom of Thunder Dragon capital city Thimphu today. More than 2,000 people participated today’s 5km fun run event, starting from Changlingmithang parking lot to Dechenzam to Lungtenzampa and around BOD and then down to Changlingithang.

Besides the fun run, Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) also organised a rich guest entertainment programme with mass physical education drill by the Lungtenzampa students, bicycle tricks, taekwondo and junior boxers’ demonstration and free style dances.

Bhutan archery, shooting, football, boxing, table tennis and basketball federations also participated and celebrate the fun run by building stalls at Changlingmithang stadium to put up many different fun games and activities for the general public.

Secretary General of Bhutan Olympic Committee Mr Sonam Karma Tshering expressed his happiness that Thimpu has been given this opportunity to promote the 17th Asiad in Incheon. He said, “With more internationally mandated events like this coming to Bhutan, we hope to steadily increase our exposure on the Asian sports map and pave the way for future champions who will bring to the country sporting glory in the near future.”

OCA Asian Games Director Haider Farman said he was pleased by the sports enthusiasm and passion from Bhutanese citizens in the post event press conference and the fun run was a great success.

“There is no doubt that today’s Incheon Asian Games fun run ends with a great success, I’m pleased to see so many participations joining in the fun run, it approves Bhutanese people’s great sports enthusiasm and passion, as well as the popularity of Incheon Asian Games in Bhutan.”

“I also like to congratulate BOC for the success of the fun run and appreciate their dedicated hard works in the recent months.”
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