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Nat’l Athletics begins in Chittagong Thursday

  • Published at 05:32 am January 12th, 2020
Athletics

This will be the first time in 14 years that the biggest athletics meet of the country will be held outside Dhaka

The 43rd edition of the National Athletics Championship, sponsored by Chittagong City Corporation, will get underway in Chittagong’s MA Aziz Stadium Thursday.

This will be the first time in 14 years that the biggest athletics meet of the country will be held outside Dhaka.

The details of the event were announced in a press conference at the conference room of Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital Saturday where Bangladesh Athletics Federation vice president Farukul Islam, general secretary Advocate Abdur Rokib Montu and treasurer Jamal Islam were present among others.

The three-day long tournament will be held with the participation of around 500 athletes and officials from 64 districts, eight divisions, universities, education board, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishthan, Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation and different services teams. 

The athletes will take part in 36 events, including 22 men’s and 14 women’s categories.