The AFI has prepared tentative 2024 domestic track and field calendar

AFI Media

New Delhi

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has chalked out a tentative 2024 domestic calendar keeping in view the global competitions that will feature the Paris Olympic Games in August, Adille Sumariwalla, president of AFI said.

According to the proposed domestic calendar for 2024, the first track and field competition—the 27th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships will be held in Trivandrum from May 12 to 15.

The 63rd National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships is scheduled to be held from June 27 to 30 in Panchkula, Haryana.

“The domestic competition in Panchkula will act as a final selection for the Paris Olympic Games,” Sumariwalla added.

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games are scheduled to be held from August 1 to 9 in France.

The 2024 World Relays in Bahamas (May 4-5) will be another major international competition as it offers Paris Olympic Games qualification berths.

“We want our core group of athletes to peak at the right time and excel at the international level,” Sumariwalla added.

The international calendar will commence with the Asian Indoor Championships in Tehran, Iran. The event will be held from February 21 to 23.

India’s Asian Games champion in shot put, Tajinderpal Singh Toor and long jumper Murali Sreeshankar though have qualified for the World Indoor scheduled to be held in March, but will skip the event to focus on the Olympic Games preparations.

Domestic calendar

January: 19th National Inter District Junior Athletic Meet (Gujarat).

January 15: National Cross Country (Arrah, Bihar)

January 30-31: 11th South Asian and Indian Open Race Walking Competition (Chandigarh)

March 18: Fifth Indian Open 400m (Trivandrum, Kerala)

March 20: Third Indian Open Jumps (Bengaluru)

March 22: Third Indian Open throws (Patiala, Punjab)

April 30: First leg of Indian Grand Prix (Bengaluru)

May 12 to 15: 27th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships (Trivandrum, Kerala)

May 30: Second IGP (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

June 12: Third IGP (Bengaluru)

June 15-17: National Youth Athletics (Warangal, Telangana)

June 27 to 30: 63rd National Inter State Senior Athletics Championships (Panchkula, Haryana)

July 15: Fourth IGP (Patiala, Punjab)

July 19-21: 22nd National Junior Federation Cup (Guwahati, Assam)

August 7: Third national javelin day (All state units)

August 30-September 2:  63rd National Open Athletics Championships (Bengaluru)

Fourth Indian Open U23 Athletics September 28-30: Championship (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh).

October: Zonal athletics meet


January 21: Asian marathon championships (Hong Kong)

February 21-23: Asian Indoor Championships (Tehran, Iran)

March 1-3: World Indoor Championships (Glasgow)

March 3: SAAF Cross Country Championships (Lahore, Pakistan)

April 17: Asian 20km race walking championship (Nomi, Japan)

April 12 to 14: SAAF Junior Championships (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)

April 21-22: World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships (Antalya, Turkey)

April 24-27: 21st Asian Junior Athletics Championships (Dubai)

May 4-5: World Athletics Relay (Nassau, Bahamas)

August 1 to 9: Olympic Games (Paris, France)

August 26-31: World Junior U20 Athletics Championships (Lima, Peru)

October 4-6: Fourth SAAF Athletics Championships (Ranchi, Jharkhand)

October: 11th Asian Cross Country Championships (Hong Kong).