XIMB organized annual sports event Athlos

Bhubaneswar: Athlos, the annual sports event of XIMB was conducted from 18th to 20th October 2019. This event garnered huge participation from various colleges and universities namely XLRI Jamshedpur; IIFT Kolkata; IMI Bhubaneswar; VJSOM, IIT Kharagpur; IIM Sambalpur; Xavier University Bhubaneswar(XUB), XIMB Alumni team and the home team (Team XIMB).
The inauguration ceremony took place on 18th October and the honorary chief guests for the same were Mr Deep Mukherjee (Head of Sports Development & Partnerships, Star TV Network; Member, CIGEPS, UNESCO; CEO, CII National Committee – Sports) and by members of the Odisha Football Club(Odisha FC) – Mr Ashish Shah (CEO); Mr Rohan Sharma (Owner) and Mr Josep Gombau(Head Coach). The moderator for the event was our respected faculty Prof. Arijit Mitra (Specialising in operations and having an acumen in writing sports articles).
After a dynamic inaugural ceremony, the teams battled each other for the most coveted title of “Winner – Athlos ’19”. The 3-day zestful event marked a diverse sports portfolio and exceptional performances especially by women teams, in huge numbers. The tournaments took place in stages wherein the best two teams confronted each other on final grounds after fighting their way up. XLRI championed the men’s cricket league whereas XIMB were the winners of women’s cricket league. XIMB won the badminton tournament. Volleyball was won by XLRI and XUB was victorious in Pool. XLRI, Jamshedpur marked victory in tennis. Coming to basketball, team XIMB prevailed in women’s game whereas basketball (men) was won by XLRI. XLRI championed in football, throwball and chess as well thereby taking home the title of “Winner – Athlos ’19”. The event pronounced tremendous participation and victories from both men and women teams equally and furthered the spirit of sports.
The event was concluded on 20th October 2019 with the closing ceremony wherein, the guests of honour – Fr. V. Arockia Das, SJ, and Prof. Arun Kumar Paul – felicitated the winners and runners-up of various events. XIMB celebrated the enthusiasm and zeal of all participating teams and it looks forward to many more empowering events in the future.