"ATHLOS", the annual sporting event organized by the Sports Committee of XIMB, is scheduled to be held at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar from 18th to 20th of October, 2019. ATHLOS is the annual event which comprises of tournaments among several B-Schools on various sporting events ranging from indoor sports such as table tennis to outdoor sports such as football.

The three-day sporting event shall be attended by several prestigious colleges such as Xavier University, Bhubaneswar; XLRI Jamshedpur; VJSOM, IIT Kharagpur; IIFT Kolkata; IIM Sambalpur; and IMI Bhubaneswar. The esteemed alumni of XIMB shall also be participating as a contingent in this adrenaline charged event to sweat it out for the glorious title of ATHLOS winner.

This year, the event shall be inaugurated by 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 - Mr Ashish Shah (CEO, Odisha FC); Mr Rohan Sharma (Owner, Odisha FC); Mr Josep Gombau (Head Coach, Odisha FC).

ATHLOS has been conducted at XIMB since 2008, a sign that sports are an integral part of the management culture - enjoyed both by the students and the alumni, and encouraged by the faculty. The event is also an opportunity for the institute to build relations with other B-Schools, and strengthen its bond with its alumni, who attend the event every year without fail. XIMB looks forward to hosting all the contingents and expects the event to be a grand success.

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