2012 Athletics Nationals in Hyderabad

New Delhi: The 2012 National Open Athletics championship will held in Chennai while Hyderabad will host the Inter-State championships, which will also be the last last chance for the Indian athletes to qualify for the London Olympics.

The Inter-State championships will be a four-day affair from June 23 while the Open Nationals will be held in September, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said.

The AFI on Saturday finalised the dates and venues for various national and regional championships to be held in 2012.

The next year`s competitions begin with the Indian Grand Prix in Delhi on April 8 and will culminate in Chapra, Bihar, where the National Cross Country Championships will be organised.

Pune is hosting the National Junior Federation Cup in May to select the Indian Team for the Asian junior championships scheduled in Colombo during June 9-12.

Karnataka will yet again host the Junior Nationals in October.

PTI

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