Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik flagged off the mascot rally for the Asian Athletics Championships’ at the Kalinga Stadium here on Monday.
Olly, the Olive Ridley sea turtle, is the official mascot of the 22nd edition of the athletics meet being held here from July 6-9.
Olly will tour all 30 districts of the state to spread awareness and publicity for the event.
Patnaik also released the jersey with its logo at the Mascot rally.
It is noteworthy to mention that near about 1000 athletes from nearly 45 countries would participate in 42 sports events during the four-day sports extravaganza.