The Bhutan Olympic Committee hosted delegates in Thimphu ©OCA

The Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) hosted the second 2017 meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) International Relations Committee in Thimphu.

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck, the President of the BOC and the chairman of the Committee, welcomed the delegates to the capital city.

Various initiatives were discussed, with the Committee reconfirming its mission to promote both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. 

Plans, strategies and activities for the coming year were also on the agenda as well as how to best execute the Committee's mandate.

The OCA's charter obliges the Committee to "facilitate, promote and strengthen the relationships within the Olympic family, particularly between the OCA, the National Olympic Committees, the International and Asian Sports Federations and various Government and public authorities within the Asian continent". 

Bhutan sent a team of two athletes to Rio 2016 ©OCA
Bhutan sent a team of two athletes to Rio 2016 ©OCA

Bhutan also hosted a meeting of the South Asian Olympic Council in June.

Presidents and secretary generals of the Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka Olympic Committees attended in Thimphu.

Bhutan has competed at every edition of the Summer Olympics since Los Angeles 1984 but are still awaiting their first medal.

The country sent a team of two to Rio 2016.

Karma Karma, who carried the nation's flag at the Opening Ceremony, lost in the round of 64 in the women's individual archery competition.

Shooter Kunzang Lenchu did not advance from the qualification round in the women's 10 metre air rifle.