The Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) has held a three-day "IMPULSE" seminar on women in sports at the Namgay Heritage Hotel in Thimphu.
The seminar aimed to empower, support and encourage the promotion of women in sports at all levels, in all sports structures and help implement the principles of equality of men and women in sports.
With the support of the BOC and Olympic Solidarity, it was conducted by Switzerland’s Gabriela Mueller, a professional communications coach, trainer and speaker.
The 41 participants consisted of athletes, coaches, teacher and sports administrators.
The seminar was one of the first initiatives taken by the BOC’s Gender and Sports Committee, established in 2014.
The Gender and Sports Committee attempts to emphasise the importance and assist in the promotion of women, children and vulnerable groups in Bhutan, as well as encourage female participation in both technical and administrative levels in sports and foster values of sports among women and children.
It is expecting to develop a long term strategic plan, based on the findings from the seminar.
Bhutan were represented solely by women at the London 2012 Olympics with Sherab Zam and Kunzang Choden competing in archery and shooting respectively.
Neither of their two athletes managed to make the podium, extending Bhutan's medal-less run at the Olympics to eight Games - stretching back to their debut at Los Angeles 1984.