|Asian Athletics Grand Prix shifted to Colombo|
Third leg of the Asian Grand Prix
With the Tamil Nadu government refusing to host Sri Lankan athletes on political grounds, the third leg of the Asian Grand Prix scheduled to be held in Chennai on May 16 has now been shifted to Colombo,Sri Lanka.
After the Tamil Nadu Government cancelled the prestigious Asian athletics championship scheduled to be held in Chennai from 3-7 July, the Asian Athletics Association has decided to hold the third leg of the Asian GP in Colombo on May 12.
On February 21, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa called off the championship, saying that Lankan athletes have no place in the state, after reports of the alleged brutal killing of slain LTTE chief V Prabhakaran`s son came out.
Women: 100m, 400m, 800m, 100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Discus Throw, Javelin Throw