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Ekamra Sports Literature Fest
November 2-3, 2018

The Sports Literary Festival phenomenon is a fairly recent one; but one whose time should have come much earlier. Imagine listening to the intricacies of the rivalry of the 1960 Olympic decathlon gold medallist Rafer Johnson Vs Taiwan’s CK Yang. In his autobiography, ‘The Best That I Can Be’, Rafer wrote about Yang: “Each of us understood a basic truth: If I help him be the best he can be, he’ll help me be the best I can be. We never faltered in this belief, even at the height of our competition”.

In our age where rivalry adds to the allure and such statements would raise eyebrows and psychologists would point that out as a weakness, maybe, a Literature Festival would bring such super star athletes on one platform, one voice.

I have always dreamt of bringing together the finest minds in the world of sport and writing to Bhubaneswar to discuss their work, share their vision, hear diverse voices in a conducive and contemplative environment. And presently, I cannot think of any other city in India that combines the spirit of sportsmanship with the humanness of Odisha.

Welcome to the Ekamra Sports Literary Festival.

Keynote Speakers

Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson
Jeff Thomson
Jeff Thomson
Stephanie Rice
Stephanie Rice
Yogeshwar Dutt
Yogeshwar Dutt
Mohammed Kaif
Mohammed Kaif
Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra
Andrew Downie
Andrew Downie
Richard Moore
Richard Moore
Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane

Ekamra Sports Literature Fest, November 2-3, 2018

MAYFAIR CONVENTION, BHUBANESWAR

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