Odisha has won the Best State for the Promotion of Sport in the 2021 edition of the Sportstar Aces Awards. Winning the award for the third time in a row highlights the state government’s commitment to not only promoting sports but also hosting sporting events across disciplines.
After successfully organising the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup, the state, known as the ‘cradle of hockey’, is all set to play host again to the marquee event that will be held from January 13-29, 2023.
The 2018 edition saw the capital city of Odisha – Bhubaneswar hosting the matches. The 2023 World Cup will also see games being played at Rourkela, which is home to the country’s largest hockey stadium – the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium.
This is the Odisha’s third Sportstar Aces honour in a row, having won the award in…