CIS-A2K/Events/Hockey World Cup 2018 Edit-a-thon

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Hockey World Cup 2018 Edit-a-thon

Hockey World Cup 2018 Edit-a-thon is an on-site edit-a-thon planned in collaboration with the Sports Department of Government of Odisha, The Centre for Internet and Society and Odia Wikimedia User group with a goal to improve and create articles on the sports of hockey in Indian languages. In November 2018, Bhubaneswar as the host city and as the third Indian city is organising the 14th Hockey World Cup.

In July 2017, we had collaborated with the sports department of Government of Odisha for Asian Athletics Championships Edit-a-thon, which resulted in improving or creating 14 articles related to Asian athletes and 300+ images of athletes into Wikimedia Commons. Continuing the collaboration with the sports department, we requested them to organise a pan-Indian edit-a-thon on the theme of Hockey. Sports Department and CSM Technologies (Communications Strategist of the event) will support 10 on-site edit-a-thons in 10 different cities in India.


  1. Please look for this list of articles to be improved or translated into. (We are creating a list of articles, will share here by next week)
  2. The event must be planned in between the second week of October to the first week of November.
  3. Events with more than 8 participants will be given most priority.

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  • This is an awesome initiative. We get this kind of opportunity—hosting an international championship rarely, and I'm glad that a Wikimedia activity has been planned around this. I'm happy to help in any way possible. Best, KCVelaga (talk) 17:21, 21 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of Articles[edit]


If you and your community is interested in organising an onsite event, Please add here.

  1. --Wikilover90 (talk) 02:29, 22 September 2018 (UTC) (21 October, expected no of participants 8-10, budget required 4000INR Approx, location- either Patiala)Reply[reply]
  2. --Sidheeq (talk) 06:54, 24 September 2018 (UTC) ( I Planned 2 Edit-a-thon, one is at Vengara, Malappuram, Kerala on October 10 and second one is at New Delhi on November 4th )Reply[reply]
  3. --J. Ansari Talk 07:08, 24 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. --Ranjithsiji (talk) 07:45, 25 September 2018 (UTC) - At Kerala we will plan multiple edit a thon on the period.Reply[reply]
  5. Hindi Wikimedians would be conducting one onsite event in New Delhi. May refer to this link for more information and community consensus on the same. -Abhinav619 (talk) 10:12, 27 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Kannan Talk 06:39, 7 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Mujeebcpy (talk) 07:07, 7 October 2018 (UTC) At Kerala we will plan multiple edit a thon on the period.Reply[reply]
  8. Rajeeb (talk) 18:44, 13 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]



CIS-A2K, along with the Odia Wikimedians User Group collaborated with the Odisha Government Sports and Youth department and organised multi-lingual edit-a-thons in different cities in India for 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup.

2018 Men's Hockey World Cup was the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup that took place in November–December 2018, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India. The edit-a-thons were focused to improve Hockey-related content on Wikipedia. The edit-a-thons took place in Thrissur, Patiala(2), Guntur, and Delhi.

Earlier in 2017, we made a collaboration with the Sports and Youth department of Odisha Government for Asian Athletics Championships- Edit-a-thon and GLAM. As a part of the collaboration, we organised an edit-a-thon in Bhubaneswar and the state government relicensed the website of Asian Athletics Championship under CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. This relicense of content helped the community to upload almost 300 images of Asian athletes on Wikimedia Commons.

In October 2018, CIS-A2K worked with Malayalam Wikimedians User Group, Punjabi Wikimedians User Group, Hindi Wikimedians User Group and VVIT WikiConnect and organised 5 onsite edit-a-thons in different Indian cities with the theme of Hockey. Almost 250 Wikipedia articles were created and improved during these edit-a-thons.