Bhubaneswar to host Asian Athletics Championship 2017

Just after the announcement of Hockey World Cup and Hockey World League Finals hosting in Bhubaneswar, the Odisha capital is ready to host another mega event – Asian Athletics Championship 2017 from July 6-9, the continent’s governing body of the sport announced at its council meeting in Bangkok.

“AAA council confirm Bhubaneswar (India) as a host city of 22nd Asian Athletics Championship from 6-9 July 2017,” the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) said in a statement after its 86th Council Meeting.

Ranchi was to host the event from June 1-4 but it made a late pull out due to financial issues and Bhubaneswar was then chosen by the Athletics Federation of India(AFI) as the venue. India has hosted the event earlier on two occasions – in New Delhi (1989) and Pune (2013).

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