Odisha govt. agrees to host Asian athleticsMarch 30, 2017
The Odisha Government has, in principle, given its consent to host the Asian athletics championship at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar tentatively scheduled from July 6 to 10.
With the Jharkhand Government expressing its inability to conduct the event in Ranchi, Bhubaneswar agreed to conduct the event after much persuasion from Athletics Federation of India.
But doubts lingered on whether Bhubaneswar would finish relaying the synthetic track and install floodlights at such short notice.
“The Odisha Government has orally told us they are ready,” said C.K. Valson, secretary, AFI.