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Tag: Asian Athletics Championship

CM Naveen Patnaik awarded with 'Sarthak Sarathi Samman' for AAC success

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Cine Critics Association (OCCA), Sanskruti ‘O’ Sanskruti and Citizen Forum felicitated Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik jointly with ‘Sarthak Sarathi Samman’ on Thursday for successfully organising 22th Asian Athletics Championship. Members of the three organisations met the CM at State Secretariat to felicitate him. “All credits went to the Chief Minister and his team […]

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Asian Athletics Championships closing ceremony today; Odia athletes keep India's hopes alive

Bhubaneswar: While the Capital city is gearing up for a spectacular and colourful closing ceremony of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships today, all eyes are on Odia athletes with high hopes that they will win medals for India and make the host State proud. As per latest reports, Odia sprinters Srabani Nanda and Dutee Chand have […]

Sona Mohapatra tweets her ire back on Rangabati rendition at AAC

Bhubaneswar: After landing in controversy over remix of cult Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’, singer Sona Mohapatra has once again come back to the fighting ring by questioning Bollywood musician Shankar Mahadevan’s rendition of the same song here during the opening ceremony of Asian Athletics Championships. In a barrage of tweets on Friday, Mohapatra hit the present […]

Asian Athletics Championships: All eyes on five Odia athletes today

Bhubaneswar: All hopes are pinned on five Odia athletes on the third day of the Asian Athletics Championship at the Kalinga Stadium here today with focus on Jauna Murmu. She will run for gold in the finals today after she entered the finals in 400 metres hurdles with an impressive performance on Friday. Apart from […]

Asian Athletics Championships: Tickets still elusive for fans

Bhubaneswar: At a time when the excitement over 22nd Athletics Championships here has reached its zenith, unavailability of tickets has led to severe resentment among fans. Though Odisha Government is going gaga over successful hosting mega event, the fans are dissatisfied as they are not able to get tickets owing to ‘poor management’ on part […]

Eyes fixed on performance of Odia sprinters at 22nd Asian Athletics Championship

Bhubaneswar: Eyes are fixed on performance of Odia sprinters Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda and Amiya Mallick who will be representing India in the 100 metre dash at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship starting at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today. The first phase of the mega sports event will start with 100 metre sprint for men […]

Odisha keeps date with history as Asian Athletics meet kicks off

Bhubaneswar: All the buzz culminated with a flourish and Odisha kept its date in sporting history as the opening ceremony of 22nd Asian Athletics Championship kicked off one of the biggest track and field events of the continent at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Kalinga Stadium looked at its glittering and majestic best to welcome the […]

BJP protests removal of Amit Shah hoardings, waylays BMC vehicles

Bhubaneswar:  Activists of BJP State unit today protested removal of party flags and hoardings of national party president Amit Shah from near Kalinga Stadium and no-hoarding zones in the city ahead of the inaugural ceremony of Asian Athletics Championship here today. The saffron workers had a scuffle with the BMC officials while they were pulling […]

No scare for Dutee 'now' as IAAF lines up move in 'gender case'

Bhubaneswar: The ‘gender’ case in which ace athlete Dutee Chand was banned from international events in 2014 and later relieved after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulation that banned female athletes with high testosterone levels, has come back to haunt the Odia athlete just before […]

Asian Athletics: IAAF President happy with Kalinga Stadium infrastructure

Bhubaneswar: The President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Lord Sebastian Coe today praised the facilities and infrastructure of the Kalinga Stadium, the venue for the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship that will be inaugurated tomorrow. “I went to the warm up area, saw athletes practicing there and saw the facilities there. The warm […]

Asian Athletics Championship: Team Pakistan reaches Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all speculations, Pakistan team on Monday reached Odisha to participate in the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from July 5. President of the Pakistan Athletics Federation, Akram Sahi expressed happiness after reaching the Biju Patnaik International Airport here and lauded the efforts of […]

Asian Athletics Championship: Advisory for traffic regulations issued

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police (CP) today issued an advisory asking commuters to avoid several roads leading to Kalinga Stadium during the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship from July 5 to July 9 in the city here. For the opening ceremony, restrictions on traffic would apply to Bidyut Marg road from Jaydev Vihar. Vehicles coming from NALCO […]

Asian Athletics Championship: Know route restrictions on inaugural day

Bhubaneswar: In view of expected huge congregation and possible traffic snarls on the inaugural day of Asian Athletics Championship on July 5, the Commissionerate Police has made some restrictions on the movement of public vehicles on specific routes in Capital city. As per CP notification, no vehicle will be allowed to ply on Bidyut Marg from Jaydev […]

BJP alleges BJD gaining political mileage from Asian Athletics Meet

Bhubaneswar: With just three more days to go for the Asian Athletics Championship, Odisha BJP today targeted BJD over use of Chief Minister and party supremo Naveen Patnaik’s photo in the advertisement of the athletics meet to be held at Kalinga Stadium here. BJP General Secretary Prithiviraj Harichandan alleged the government is using the event […]

Asian Athletics: Olly draws big crowd at Bhubaneswar Patha Utsav

Bhubaneswar: Paintings by artists on the Asian Athletics Championship and mascot Olly were the main attractions during the Patha Utsav in Bhubaneswar today. OLLY mascot was the cynosure of all eyes at the Patha Utsav, which was held from the Master Canteen square to the Ram Mandir square. Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) mayor Anant Narayan […]

Asian Athletics Championship: Half-day holiday in Capital city on July 5

Bhubaneswar: With opening ceremony of 22nd Asian Athletics Championship scheduled to be held on July 5 at Kalinga Stadium here, all government offices in the capital city will observe a half-day holiday in view of it. As per a notification of the Revenue and Disaster Management Department, all government offices located in Bhubaneswar will be […]

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Asian Athletics: Pakistan denies getting visas as claimed by AFI

Bhubaneswar: Contrary to the Athletic Federation of India claims that Pakistan team’s visa has been cleared for participation in the ensuing 22nd Asian Athletics Championship, the Pakistan Athletics Federation denied getting any confirmation on visas yet from India. The Championship will begin at Kalinga Stadium here from July 5. President of the Pakistan Athletics Federation, […]

OTV Exclusive: Uncertainty over participation of Pak contingent in Asian Athletics Championship

Bhubaneswar: Uncertainty looms large over the participation of Pakistan Athletes in the upcoming 22nd Asian Athletics Championship to be held at Kalinga Stadium here at Bhubaneswar from July 5. In an exclusive interview to OTV, President of Athletics Federation of Pakistan Akram Sahi attributed the uncertainty over participation in the mega event as their contingent […]

Asian Athletics meet: Unavailability of tickets at counter sparks off tension

Bhubaneswar: Tension erupted at the Kalinga Stadium here today when some sports aficionados created commotion over non-availability of tickets at the stadium counter for the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship. Though sports lovers waited for long hours to get a ticket for the inaugural ceremony, the ‘tickets sold out’ board was displayed at the counter within […]

Asian Athletics meet: Thai artistes, Odissi to be highlight of inaugural event

Bhubaneswar: Scintillating performance of Thailand dancers, Odissi artistes and Bollywood celebs and fireworks will be the main draw for audiences at the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship inaugural ceremony on July 6. As per the tentative programme schedule, the two-hour colourful function will start at 6 pm and athlete will arrive at the Kalinga Stadium for […]

Asian Athletics Championship 2017: Kalinga stadium gets IAAF nod

Bhubaneswar: Kalinga stadium, has got the ‘go ahead’ from International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) to host the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship starting from July 5. IAFF Technical director Shen Chunde, who reviewed the infrastructure at Kalinga stadium on Friday, expressed satisfaction over the arrangements and other preparations for the event. Also Read: Indians will […]

Asian Athletics Championship, Citizen Connect drive from June 25

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government will launch a massive ‘citizen connect drive’ to involve people for the upcoming Asian Athletics Championship at Kalinga Stadium to be held from July 5. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik would launch the programme at Pathautsav here in Bhubaneswar on June 25, official sources said. “As it is a historic event, we want […]

22nd Asian Athletics Championship: ‘OLLY’ on Odisha tour

Bhubaneswar: Two mini trucks carrying ‘Olly’, the mascot of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar next month, were flagged off by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today for road shows across the State during a 22-day tour. Elaborating on arrangements for the Asian Athletics Championship from July 6 to […]

Adille J Sumariwalla
Odisha to host Asian Athletics Championship in July

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is going to host the Asian Athletics Championship to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on the first week of July. After inspecting the facilities and infrastructure, President of Athletics Federation of India (AFI), Adille J Sumariwalla termed Kalinga Stadium as one of the best venues in country. The mega sports event […]