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South Asian Nations @ Olympics

Together, the eight South Asian nations, have 1.63 billion people living in their cities and villages – 25% of whom live below the poverty line. Lack of infrastructure, especially in rural areas, creates other problems, foremost being illiteracy, and unemployment. Women still remain disadvantaged in many parts. Given these roadblocks, it is a marvel that the region, especially India, has produced Olympians. Maldives is the most recent entrant to Olympics – it debuted in 1988. Bangladesh and Bhutan made their first appearance in 1984. SALT presents a snapshot of how the South Asian countries have fared at the Olympics.

Capital : Thimpu

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the eastern Himalaya, bordered by India and China. More than 50 percent of the population lives half a day’s walk from the nearest motor road.

Sports competing in at Olympics 2012 : Archery & Shooting

Kuenzang Choden from Bhutan

Archery is the country's national sport and the only one in which Bhutan had competed so far in the Olympics. Archer Tashi Peljor, who competed in 2004 and 2008 is  a national sporting hero. This year there will be 2 contestants from Bhutan at the Olympic Games - Ms. Sherab Zam (archer) and Ms. Kuenzang Choden (Shooter).

Olympic medal history

G 0

S 0

B 0

Olympic debut: 1984

Total Games appearances: 7

Read about other South Asian countries:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, & Sri Lanka



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