The Bhutan Olympic team presented itself at the opening of the Olympic games, 27 July 2012. The Olympic archer Mrs. Sherab Zam and Mrs Kunzang Choden, 10 mtr air rifle, both received wild cards. The UK Honorary Consul to Bhutan, Mr Michael Rutland, joined the team in London.
Sherab strained one week in the Netherlands followed by a three weeks training camp in UK. She is accompanied by her trainer, former Olympic archer Tshering Choden. Sherab ranked 61 out of 64 female players. Mrs Kunzang Choden ranked 56 out of 56. No medals for Bhutan this time. The Netherlands Archery Federation together wit the Bhutan Archery federation and bhutan+partners will assess support to the Bhutan for the next Olympic gamers in Rio, 2016
Another Olympic athlete associated to Bhutan is world champion cyclo-cross Mrs. Marianne Vos. In 2011 she attended the royal wedding in Bhutan 2011 and conducted clinics to unemployed youth and members of the Bhutan Olympic Committee. Marianne won the Olympic gold medal in a breathtaking women’s cycle race over 140 km on 29 July 2012.
Bhutan+partners supported the training of the Bhutanese archer in July 2012 in the Netherlands en coordinated the program for Marinanne in Bhutan in 2011.
watch the clip of Marianne Vos in Bhutan