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Vision of Sports

To engage employees, their families and the community in sporting activities for a healthy lifestyle & well-being.

To add to company’s brand image through excellence in sports and by empowering the community through sports.

Encouragement and support for sports at Tata Steel dates back nearly a century, and is part of its culture. Tata Steel has been one of the foremost corporate promoters of Indian sports – having built academies for football, archery, athletics, hockey and sport climbing.

It was a tradition started by the company’s first chairman Sir Dorabji Tata, who financed India’s first Olympic team to Antwerp, Belgium in 1920. Tata Steel later established the Jamshedpur Athletic Club in 1927, and started sports competitions for working women and children.

The testimony to our efforts in adding value to the overall sports eco system of the country is that Tata Steel has produced 1 Padma Bhushan, 11 Padma Shri, 1 Khel Ratna, 5 Dronacharya and 41 Arjuna Awardees in the field of sports.

Residential sports academies of international standards have been established for preparing international level players:

JRD Tata Sports Complex

Inaugurated in 1991, this 30-acre world-class complex in Jamshedpur has a seating capacity of ~25,000. As a multi-use stadium, it provides athletes with boarding and training facilities. The complex has an international-size football field with an eight-lane synthetic running track around the field. This iconic sports stadium is also the home ground for newly formed Jamshedpur FC. It has hosted the home matches of Jamshedpur FC for the ISL Season 2017-18. 2018-19 & 2019-20.

It also houses an Olympic size state-of-the-art swimming pool. It is primarily used for football and athletics, but also offers facilities for 18 sports disciplines such as - archery, basketball, field hockey, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, etc. The details of facilities provided for running 18 sports Training Centres are mentioned below

Training Centres

Major Events

Kolkata Run

Kolkata Run

With a unique distance that is farther than the half marathon - the 25K pushes you to stretch your body and mind beyond the comfort zone. The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K has given the professional and amateur distance runners, a platform to compete, shine and qualify to participate in other accredited races. While the 25K is the feature race, the event has unique distances to offer for every runner. The 10K for a runner willing to take up a challenging distance, the newly introduced Timed Ananda Run (5km) a colourful carnival to experience the spirit of Kolkata; for the silvers (participants who are 60 and above) the event offers the Senior Citizen Run (2.1km) and for individuals with any disability, there is the Champions with Disability category (2.1km).

Over 15,000 people signed up for the TSK 25, last time the race was held in Dec 2018

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Jamshedpur Run

Jamshedpur Run

Jamshedpur Run is conducted across 3 categories- 10 Km and 7 Km open for all and a 5 Km run for children (under-16 years of age as on November 10, 2019).

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Bhubaneswar Run

Bhubaneswar Run

The 5th edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon (TSBHM), organised in association with the Sports and Youth Services Department of Government of Odisha, was held on 19th January 2020. TSBHM 2020 included three competitive races: 21-km (Half Marathon) for women and men of 18 years and above, 10 km for women and men of 15 years and above and 5 km for girls and boys between the ages of 12 to 16 years.

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Angul Run

Angul Run

Tata Steel BSL successfully organised 2nd edition of Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon 2020 on February 2, 2020 at Narendrapur, Dhenkanal, Odisha.

Noamundi Run

Noamundi Run

The third edition of Tata Steel Noamundi Run-a-thon, on the theme of ‘Run for a Greener Tomorrow’, was held on October 20, 2019 at the Noamundi Sports Complex in the West Singhbum district of Jharkhand.

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Summer Camp

Further to inculcate the culture of Sports and Healthy Lifestyle at a very young age, amongst the kids of the Jamshedpur and other mining locations of Tata Steel, Tata Steel Conducts Summer Camp every year in the covering Sports of 19 disciplines. This enables the youth to get a feel of Sports and make Sports an integral part of their lifestyle.

In 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown, Tata Steel conducted its 1st ever Online Summer Camp which was made accessible across the globe through Tata Steel’s Corporate YouTube Channel. The Online Summer Camp garnered more than 42,000 views making it a success. This year in 2021 as well, Tata Steel will be launching 2nd Online Summer Camp which will cover 19 Sports Disciplines.

Major Achievements


Over 5500 employees participate in sporting events, health & fitness programs, and lifestyle management programs held through out the year.


1601 trainees were engaged through training centres and academies.
11 trainees got employment in the Army and the Jharkhand Police based on their exemplary performance at National/International events.

Focus on Affirmative Action

512 ST/SC boys & girls were provided training in academies and training centres.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar

Tata Steel is the only corporate in the country to have been awarded Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar by the Honourable President of India in the following categories:

  • Establishment & Management of Sports Academies of Excellence in 2009
  • Community Sports - Identification & Nurturing of Budding Talent in 2009
  • Financial Support for Sports Excellence in 2010

Roll of Honour

It brings each one of us at Tata Steel immense joy when our colleagues win laurels and awards for their contribution to sports. Here's a summary of our achievements in the across sporting disciplines.



















Participation by cadets of Tata Archery Academy, Tata Athletics Academy and Tata Steel Training Centres at National/Zonal/State level competitions.

Academy/Training Centre Level Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tata Archery Academy International 5 6 5 16
National 24 9 5 38
Training Centre & State 82 62 50 194
Feeder Centre National 9 18 16 43
Total 120 95 76 291