Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Competition Calendar 2023: LIVE Streaming, When and Where To Watch, Schedule

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI), which is the national governing body for Athletics sport in India, has announced the competition schedule for the year 2023.

Adille J. Sumariwalla, the President of AFI (In a file photo)
By Abhiruchi Rout | Dec 5, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI), which is the national governing body for Athletics sport in India, has announced the competition schedule for the year 2023. The Indian Athletics season will begin with the 57th National Cross Country Championships which is slated to be held on January 7 and 8, 2023 with Kaziranga National Park, Assam, staged as the location for the event. It will be the first of the 18 National -level event that the federation will hold next year.

The National Inter-District Junior Athletics Meet (NIDJAM), the Federation’s premier event, will be back on the annual calendar following a three-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bihar has offered to support the NIDJAM and the state’s capital will be hosting the competition. Adille J. Sumariwalla, the President of AFI stated that the domestic calendar has been planned, keeping in mind the schedule of the international competitions to be held next year. “We have many events in which our athletes can showcase the progress being made. AFI is confident that Indian athletics will continue to grow in the right direction and trajectory,” he added.

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Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Competition Calendar 2023: LIVE Streaming, When and Where To Watch

The LIVE Streaming of the majority of the competitions will be available on the official YouTube channel of the Athletics Federation of India.

Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Competition Calendar 2023: Schedule For The Competition

National

January 7 and 8, 2023: 57th National Cross Country Championships, Kaziranga National Park, Assam
January 12 to 14, 2023: 18th National Inter-District Junior Athletics Meet, Patna, Bihar
February 14 and 15, 2023: 10th Indian Open Race Walking Competition, Ranchi, Jharkhand
March 1, 2023: 2nd Indian Open Throws Competition, IIS, Bellary, Karnataka
March 2, 2023: 2nd Indian Open Jumps Competition, IIS, Bellary, Karnataka
March 5 and 6, 2023: 4th Indian Open 400m Competition, LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
March 10 to 12, 2023: 18th National Youth Athletics Championships, Udupi, Karnataka
March 20, 2023: Indian Grand Prix – 1, LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
March 27, 2023: Indian Grand Prix – 2, LNCPE, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
April 2, 2023: Indian Grand Prix – 3, Bengaluru, Karnataka
April 10, 2023: Indian Grand Prix – 4, Bengaluru, Karnataka
May 15 to 17, 2023: 21st Junior Federation Cup Championships, Thiruvannamali, Tamil Nadu
June 12 to 15, 2023: 26th Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
July 26 to 30, 2023: 62nd National Inter-State Athletics Championships, Ranchi, Jharkhand
August 7, 2023: 2nd National Javelin Day (Neeraj Chopra’s Olympic victory day), India
September 10, 2023: Indian Grand Prix – 5, NIS Patiala, Punjab
October 11 to 14, 2023: 62nd National Open Athletics Championships, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
October 29 to 31, 2023: 3rd Indian Open U23 Athletics Championships, Chandigarh
November 4 to 7, 2023: 38th National Junior Athletics Championships, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Zonal

October 15 to 17, 2023: North Zone Athletics Championships, Jammu & Kashmir
October 15 to 17, 2023: South Zone Athletics Championships, Warangal, Telangana
October 17 to 19, 2023: East Zone Athletics Championships, West Bengal/Nagaland
October 17 to 19, 2023: West Zone Athletics Championships, Kota/Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan

Others

June 1 to 30, 2023: State Championships
August 16 to 30, 2023: Sports Board Championships (Departmental meets)
November 20 to December 20, 2023: District Championships.