Puri: Olly is back for the Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. Olly, the official mascot of the Odisha Hockey Men’s world cup Bhubaneswar 2018 was unveiled at Puri beach by the sports and youth services department of the state government.
Sports and Youth Services Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera, said “We are lucky to have Olly as our official mascot for the Hockey World Cup. Not only does he bring enthusiasm and positivity about the Hockey World Cup, he also raises awareness about hockey as a sport and sportsmanship as a virtue.”
Olly the Mascot represents the endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtles whose biggest home is at the Gahirmatha Beach in Odisha. Beaches of Odisha are a prime nesting site for these endangered sea turtles.