Bhubaneswar: Students from various B-schools across the country have arrived here to take part in Athlos – the three-day sports festival – that will begin today at the Xavier Institute of Management in Bhubaneswar.

The event organized by SportsCom, the Sports Committee of XIMB, in its eleventh edition, will see participation from various B-schools 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.

During the three day event, various sporting events ranging from indoor sports such as table tennis to outdoor sports such as football will be organised.

For the inaugural ceremony of Athlos 2019, XIMB will host the latest entrant in the Indian Super League, Odisha FC.

The event is 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.