Up to date: November 29, 2017 10:44 pm
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday unveiled the brand and mascot for the Hockey Males’s World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
“I feel privileged to have unveiled the logo of Hockey World Cup,” Patnaik mentioned.
Stating that Odisha is quick turning into a sporting vacation spot of India, Patnaik mentioned the state had efficiently hosted the Asian Athletics Championships a number of months in the past.
The Chief Minister additionally launched the countdown timer for the worldwide occasion scheduled to be held right here from November 28 to December 16, 2018.
As many as 16 nations, together with hosts India, will take part within the 14th version of the Hockey World Cup.
Patnaik additionally gave away money awards price Rs 76.75 lakh to 59 sportspersons from the state for his or her excellent contributions of their respective sports activities.
Hockey gamers Dipsan Tirkey, Amit Rohidas, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo and Rashmita Minz got money prize of Rs 7.5 lakh every.
Para athletes Jayanti Behera, Pramod Bhagat, Mohit Tandi additionally featured within the listing.