Asian Athletics Championships- Edit-a-thon and GLAM
This event is part of a collaboration between Odia Wikipedia and Department of Sports and Youth Services, Odisha. Asian Athletics Championships 2017 Edit-a-thon, is a multi-lingual focused on writing articles on the sporting events and athletes at the 22nd edition of Asian Athletics Championships which is to be hosted in Bhubaneswar.
Wikimedia community members were offered passes to attend the opening ceremony and take photos. We spent four hours taking photos of the 41 participating teams, athletes and cultural events. All were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Nearly 19% of the photos taken at the opening ceremony are used on Wikipedia articles.
A major outcome of the edit-a-thon was releasing the content and images of the championship’s official website under a Creative Commons license. 286 images from the websites were added to Wikimedia Commons, of which 47.2% are used on Wikipedia in several languages.