Thimphu, Bhutan, January 2, 2020: HRH Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, the President of the Bhutan Olympic Committee, congratulated his country’s athletes and officials who took part in the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal, last month.
Prince Jigyel granted an audience to the medal-winning athletes and coaches, as well as Presidents and General Secretaries of the National Sports Federations, of the successful sports.
Bhutan won 20 medals at the South Asian Games from December 1-10, comprised of seven silver medals and 13 bronze.
His Royal Highness said that, while he was pleased that the athletes had won the highest medal count at the South Asian Games, he was even more proud at the way the athletes had conducted themselves and represented Bhutan, the Bhutan Olympic Committee and their respective federations.
Prince Jigyel, an IOC member and a member of the OCA Executive Board, called for the athletes to learn from the experience and continue to work and train harder to win further glory for the country and themselves.
The Bhutan Olympic Committee and the National Sports Federations were also asked to review their current plans and programmes and adopt a more strategic, result-based approach to elite athlete development.