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Olive Ridley Turtle chosen as the mascot for upcoming Asian Athletics Championship in Bhubaneswar

As bhubaneswar is getting ready for hosting the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship at the Kalinga Stadium scheduled in July, the endangered Olive Ridley turtle will enhance the attraction of the mega event.The decision to make Olive Ridley as mascot of the event was taken at the first governing body meeting chaired by Odisha Sports Minister Sudam Marndi for holding the Asian Athletics Championship.

The event is scheduled to be held from July 6 to 9. The logo for the athletics championship will be released soon. Around 600 athletes including 20 world champions of 45 countries will participate at the international event.

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