The Bhutan Olympic Committee was created in November 1983. Bhutan participated for the first time in the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles wherein 6 Archers represented Bhutan in the Archery discipline.
The Bhutan Olympic Committee is one of the 205 National Olympic Committees created by the Olympic Organization. The objective of the NOC is to “develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement in the country…”
Today, Fifteen National Sports Federations are affiliated to BOC.
In order to bring a coordinated approach for development of sports, an institutional review of the sports sector was conducted through the first ever nation-wide Bhutan Sports Baseline Survey 2010 (BSBS, 2010). Through intensive research during 2010 and 2011, a Strategic Vision and Road Map was formulated for organized sports development (SRM), to overcome the sector’s inherent weaknesses and deliver strategic, high performance outcomes for Gross National Happiness.
Excellence through Sports for All.
Establish a representative, organized sports system that delivers sports and recreation for all.