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Odisha government is all set to tap the coming 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is all set to tap the coming 22nd Asian Athletics Championships, to be held here from July 6 to 9, to boost tourism in the eastern state.

More than 1,000 athletes from 45 countries will take part in 42 disciplines in the championships at the Kalinga Stadium. Also, nearly 3,000 tourists are likely to arrive here to support their teams/athletes.

“We will promote various tourism spots in Odisha, including eco-tourism, during the championships. The Tourism Department has made an allocation of Rs 4 crore for this endeavour,” Tourism Minister Ashok Chandra Panda told.

Sports Secretary Vishal Dev said India is hosting the sporting event for the third time. The earlier editions were held in New Delhi (1989) and Pune (2013).

The multi-purpose Kalinga Stadium, which will also host the World Hockey League final in December and the Hockey World Cup next year, is being transformed into a world-class track and field facility, meeting all the standards set by International Association of Athletics Federations, he added

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