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Olive Ridley to be mascot of Asian Athletics

Olive Ridley

The logo and mascot of the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from July 6 to 9 was released yesterday. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik released the logo and mascot in presence of Olympians PT Usha and Anju Bobby George, who were also felicitated by Mr Patnaik during the programme.

The sea turtle, Olive Ridley was declared the mascot of the Championship, besides the logo depicts an athlete crossing the finishing line with historical tourist attractions of Odisha. Mr Patnaik Minister formally announced commencement of the mega international sports event where more than 700 athletes from nearly 45 countries would participate in 42 sports events during the four-day sports extravaganza.

The state government would spend around 43 crore rupees for the organising the grand sports event. Besides, the Chief Minister on the occasion also announced that Bhubnaeswar will also host the World Hockey League final in December this year and men’s hockey world cup in December, next year.

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