Pune to host Asian Athletics Championships from July 3-7

This is the second time the continental showpiece event is being held in India after New Delhi hosted the Championships in 1989. The AFI officials must be heaving a sigh of relief as they have found a host city at the last minute after three months of search.

updated: May 30, 2013 18:55 IST
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New Delhi: After months of uncertainty and three cities refusing to become the hosts, the Asian Athletics Championships will finally be held in Pune from July 3-7.

Just a little over a month left for the prestigious event, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) today said that the Sports Complex at Balewadi in Pune will play the host.

"Pune will host the Asian Athletics Championships from July 3 to 7. It's the final decision and the Asian Athletics Association has given us the go ahead," AFI President Adille Sumariwala told PTI.

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