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Hockey WC logo unveiled

Countdown begins: India’s Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra and Dipsan Tirkey pose next to Olly the mascot for the men’s hockey World Cup 2018.   | Photo Credit: BiswaranjanRout

With two days to go for the Hockey World League Finals, the Odisha Government on Wednesday unveiled the logo and the one-year countdown for the next big-ticket event in the sport here — the 2018 World Cup.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also gave away cash awards worth ₹76.75 lakh to 59 State sportspersons for their achievements across various sports and competitions.

The largest chunk of that went to hockey players — two men and five women — who were part of the victorious Asia Cup campaigns.

Dipsan Tirkey, Amit Rohidas, Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Sunita Lakra and Rashmita Minz each received ₹7.5 lakh at the ceremony that also saw 25 para and special athletes being recognised.

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