Ansar honours Games medallists

Bangladesh Ansar and VDP accorded a reception and handed over the prize money to its medal winners in the eighth Bangladesh Games at a programme at the Army Golf Club on Monday.
A total of 258 players and 46 coaches were given the prize money with each gold medallist receiving a cheque for Tk 10,000, silver medallists  Tk 7,000 and

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Labib group to sponsor shuttler Aiman

The recently concluded eighth Bangladesh Games’ gold winning shuttler Aiman Ibne Zaman was handed over a cheque for Tk 2 lakh by Labib Group as sponsorship money on a one-year deal at a reception ceremony at the Bangladesh Olympic Association auditorium on Thursday.
‘I think such sponsorship will help me concentrate on my game

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Curtain falls on Games

Four new records in weightlifting on final day
The curtains descended on the eighth Bangladesh Games through a circumspect closing ceremony at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday as the nine-day Games came to a conclusion.
Speculation was rife that there will be a discreet closing programme and it was proven to be right as there were no attractive performances or appealing

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Army clinch kabaddi gold

Bangladesh Army claimed the men’s kabaddi gold for the very first time after overcoming holders Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) by 30-22 in the final of the eighth
Bangladesh Games at the Kabaddi Stadium on Saturday.
Bangladesh Army were bestowed with the

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BKSP grab football gold

Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Prothisthan (BKSP) ensured football gold in the eighth Bangladesh Games after beating Barisal 2-1 in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday.
Rohit Sarker bagged a brace for BKSP while Barisal forward S.M. Noman decreased the arrears.
Rohit initiated the scoring in the 28th minute

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Records galore in weightlifting

Four new national records were created in the weightlifting discipline of the eighth Bangladesh Games when Faima Akhter Moyna, Shahria Sultana Suchi, Maria Akhter Simanto and Mainul Islam bettered the previous marks in their respective weight categories at the National Sports Council gymnasium on Saturday. In all, six new records were

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Closing ceremony called off

The organising committee of the eighth Bangladesh Games cancelled the closing ceremony program which was scheduled for Sunday due to the Savar tragedy, informed Harunur Rashid, chairman of the Games’ steering committee on Friday.
The Bangladesh Olympic Association decided before

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Rabbi realises his dream

Like Syeda Sadia Sultana, Rabbi Hasan Munna of BKSP also used the new rule of shooting to perfection and made his first participation in any national tournament memorable after overcoming star shooter Abdullah Hel Baki at the eighth Bangladesh Games in Dhaka on Friday.
Rabbi, who is waiting for his Secondary School

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Kabaddi in tatters again

After the women’s kabaddi of the eighth Bangladesh Games was put into shame on Tuesday, the men’s kabaddi event followed suit on Friday after a clash between
Bangladesh Army and Bangladesh Police on Friday.
The scuffle started from the sixth minute

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Dirty tricks in cycling!

A theft case filed by his former team allegedly for harassing him forced the country’s top cyclist Tarqiul Islam to skip his favourite  event 40km road race in the eight Bangladesh Games on Thursday.
Tariqul, the winner of five gold medals in the last five national championships, who joined Bangladesh Ansar from BJMC recently, alleged that his former team

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Ansar rule the roost

Bangladesh Ansar maintained their dominance in the eighth Bangladesh thanks to their exploits in gymnastics and volleyball on its fifth day on Thursday.
Ansar, who finished the day with 50 gold medals overall, claimed five gold medals from gymnastics with Anita Akhter and Parul Akhter their most

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Long-awaited hockey gold for Army

Bangladesh Army won the hockey title of the Bangladesh Games after 29 years when they thrashed Faridpur 6-2 in the final at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium on Tuesday. BKSP won bronze by defeating Dhaka 2-0 in the third place-deciding match.
The Army team, who last won the hockey title in 1984,

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Golden comeback for Dolly Akhter

Dolly Akhter came out of retirement to win a gold medal on the final day of swimming discipline in the Bangladesh Games at the National Swimming Complex at Mirpur on Wednesday.
Dolly, a veteran of two Olympics, who went into retirement two years was ago, was persuaded by her team Bangladesh Ansar to return to pool and the decision

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Ansar put Games into shame

Bangladesh Ansar, a disciplined force, whose main job is to ensure internal security and law enforcement, put the Bangladesh Games into shame when they attacked match officials and left them bloodied after their loss to BJMC in the women’s kabaddi final on Tuesday.
The incident, which stunned the Games organisers,

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Jewel sets new record

Bangladesh Army’s Jewel Ahmed proved his new training regime paid rich dividends as he rewrote a new national record in the 1500m free-style in the swimming event of the eighth Bangladesh Games at the National Swimming Complex on Tuesday.
Two new national records were created on day

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Samedul quits swimming

Veteran swimmer Karar Samedul retired from competitive swimming after he participated in the 50m breast-stroke in the eighth Bangladesh Games at the
National Swimming Complex in Mirpur on Tuesday.
‘I think it is the right time for me to retire

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Ansar sweep all TT golds

Bangladesh Ansar managed all five gold medals in the table tennis event of the eighth Bangladesh Games on Tuesday with Hasib and Shoma taking the men’s and women’s singles respectively.
In the last day of this discipline, Shoma of Ansar beat her teammate Rumi by 4-0 in the women’s singles event while Turbina of Rangpur and Sinthy of Ansar

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