India will once again proudly host the prestigious Asian Athletics Championships from July 6-9, 2017 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar (Odisha).
After the last edition in Wuhan, China in 2015, Team Athletics Federation of India brings the baton home as preparations begin for the next Asian Athletics Championships to be held from July 6-9 at newly refurbished Kalinga Stadium.
AFI in past successfully hosted the Asian Championships in 1983 in Delhi and then again in 2013 in Pune. In the last edition of the championships held in Wuhan, China, India won a total of 13 medals including four gold medals, five silver medal and four bronze medals.
As the third Indian-city to host the Asian Championships, Bhubaneswar will host nearly 800 athletes from 45 countries. The winners of the Asian meet will get a direct berth for the World championships in London from August 4-13. As host, India is eligible to field three athletes in each discipline, instead of the usual two.