THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Excitement is at a fever pitch here, as the city gears up to host the Asian Yoga Sports Championship for the first time. The eighth edition of the mega championship will open with a host of events on Thursday.
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A participation of 15 countries is expected at the yoga championship. As many as 500 participants will battle it out. It is for the second time that India will be hosting the championship.The first edition was held at Thailand and the second at Hyderabad. The eighth edition will be held in the capital city. The Indian team will be represented by 111 participants, of which five are from Kerala.
The competition which is being organised by the Yoga Federation of India and Yoga Association of Kerala under the auspices of Asian Yoga Federation will be held at the Jimmy George Indoor Stadium from September 27 to 30.