Skylympics 2023 - The Sports Extravaganza: A Delhi International Airport initiative to bring together the 'IGI Airport Community'

18 April 2023

They say sports is a magnet that brings everyone together, and an adhesive which binds them in a long-lasting bond. Based on the same philosophy, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) brought together the aviation fraternity for the third edition of Skylympics.


Taking a cue from the Olympics, the Skylympics have become the biggest sports initiative by the aviation community in the recent past.

Understanding the need for sports in team building and active competition, DIAL initiated the Skylympics, keeping in mind all its stakeholders who have played a crucial role in the success of the Delhi airport.

Originally conceptualised in 2017, the games aim to foster camaraderie by bringing together the Delhi airport community, which comprises almost 50,000 people working in various roles. Ever since it’s commencement, Skylympics is the world’s only such initiative by an airport operator that provides a platform for its stakeholders towards showcasing their sporting talent.

This high octane event has only grown bigger over the years, spreading the spirit of endurance. The latest edition of the games witnessed a record-breaking participation from 23 teams across various stakeholders with over 900 players, competing in 10 sporting events.

Filled with much fanfare, the opening and closing ceremonies of Skylympics 2023 were graced by GMR senior leadership team, senior management of various participating companies and sports stars including, Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Yash Dhull, Ajit Agarkar from Delhi Capitals and Jasveer Singh, Pardeep Narwal, and Nitesh Kumar from UP Yoddhas.


The 3-day sports extravaganza, in the truest sense that it was, had an interesting mix of both outdoor and indoor games ranging from Athletics, Arm Wrestling, Badminton, Carrom, Cricket, Cycling, Football, Kabaddi to Table Tennis and Volleyball held between 23rd-25th March 2023. Adding to the spirit of good competition, the edition also saw non-sporting activities like a fashion show and a singing contest.

With a promise to return next year with even more enthusiasm, the high adrenaline event culminated with more than 175 winners receiving medals for their performance in various disciplines.