Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday flagged off the road show vehicles for the Asian Athletics Championships-2017 with ‘Olly’ Turtle– the mascot for the marquee sporting event to be held at Kalinga Stadium in July.
“Preparations for the Asian Athletics Championships are in the final stage. The road show of the mascot ‘Olly’ Turtle has just started. I am confident that the championship will be one of the successful sporting events,” said the Chief Minister on the occasion.
The vehicle shall cover all the districts of the state and return to the venue four days before the beginning of the championships.
The 22nd Asian Athletics Championships is scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium from July 6 to 9.
More than 1000 athletes from 45 Asian countries will take part in 42 disciplines in the championship, the biggest ever in the competition’s history.