Which is The Cutest Olympic Mascot Ever
1. Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France (1968)
Like a "skier," officials describe him as a strong-willed elf. It was the first mascot to appear in the Olympic Games, However, it was not formally recognized at the time.
2. Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany (1972)
It's a German hound with short legs and a long body(sausage dog). The first official mascot of the Olympic Games represents the tenacity, persistence and agility of the athletes.
3. Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada (1976)
"Amik" means "beaver" in the Indian language of the Algonquin ethnic group in Canada. The mascot of this Olympic Games is also a lovely "beaver", with a big furry tail.
4. Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria (1976)
It was a little snowman. It looks like the Tyrol people in the Austrian mountains，It wears a hat which is the traditional dress of the Tyrol people。It symbolizes the purity of the Olympic Games.
5. Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union (1980)
The mascot was designed by Soviet children's picture book author Viktor Chizhkov. The image of the mascot is the local national symbol - brown bear, plus the Olympic five ring belt. Later, the Soviet Union authorized Japan to produce the animation "Little Bear Misha".
6. Lake Placid Winter Olympics (1980)
It is a raccoon. "Roni" is the abbreviation of raccoon by American Irok Indians. It was chosen by local children. Both the Irok and the raccoon are indigenous to Lake Pride and are protected by the local government.
7. Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (1984)
Designed by Disney artist Bob Moore. A cartoon-shaped white-headed eagle, The color of red, white and blue symbolizes the United States. It has been used to promote track and field events until now.
8. Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (1984)
It is a brave and fearless Wolf, it in order to propaganda the Olympics and climb mountains, across the desert, The local government wants to change people's perception of wolves through mascots.
9. Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea (1988)
A friendly Siberian tiger, representing hospitality.
10. Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada (1988)
Names: Howdy and Hiddy
They are both anthropomorphic polar bears, The mascot represents the enthusiasm and welcome of Canadians. For the first time in the Olympic Games, a man and a woman mascot appeared.
11. Barcelona Summer Olympics, Spain (1992)
This is a Catalan sheepdog. It was designed by local artist Javier Mariscal. Because they looked like sheep and dogs, they were not accepted by the Spanish at first.
12. Winter Olympics in Albertville, France (1992)
It is a three-dimensional star - shaped elf, The star image symbolizes dreams and imagination. Its red and blue colors come from the French flag, Hence the name "Magique", the elf on ice.
13. Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway (1994)
Names: Haakon and Kristin
They are a pair of happy Norwegian children, dressed in medieval Viking clothing, expressing their interest and vision for environmental awareness.
14. Summer Olympics in Atlanta, USA (1996)
It was the first computer-made mascot of the Olympic Games, However,because it looks so strange and completely unpopular, the designer has changed its image several times.
15. Nagano Winter Olympics, Japan (1998)
Names: Sukki, Nokko, Lekki, Tsukki
The mascot is composed of four owls. They represent the four most important islands in Japan, as well as the earth, air, fire and water.
16. Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia (2000)
Names: Olly, Syd, Millie
These three animals have previously appeared in Australian stamps. They are all native animals in Australia. Olly is a kookaburra, representing the Broad and profound of the Olympics.Syd is a platypus, representing the spirit and vitality of Australia. Millie is a needle echidna, representing the millennium, the information leader. They represent Australia's sky, water and land.
17. Salt Lake City Winter Olympics (2002)
Names: Power, Copper, Coal
These three animals are snow rabbit, wolf and American black bear, which respectively represent the higher, faster and stronger concept of the Olympics.
18. Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece (2004)
Names: Athena and Phevos
They are two children based on the ancient Greek clay sculpture toy "Daidala". According to mythology, they are a pair of brothers and sisters, symbolizing the god of bright music and the goddess of wisdom.
19. Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy (2006)
Names: Neve and Gliz
Neve is the snow in Italian, this girl represents softness, friendship and elegance. Gliz means ice in Italian, and the boy represents enthusiasm and joy.
20. Summer Olympics in Beijing, China (2008)
Names: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, Nini
The largest number of mascots in the history of the Olympic Games. Named Fuwa. Homophonic: welcome to Beijing. The shape integrates carp, giant panda, Tibetan antelope, swallow and Olympic flame.
21. Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada (2010)
Names: Quatchi, Miga
Quatchi is a wild man, from Canada's mysterious forest, full of passion. Miga is a sea bear in folklore that lives on the coast of Vancouver and enjoys surfing and skiing.
22. Summer Olympics, London, UK (2012)
In honor of the Wenlock Olympic Games, the London Olympic Games decided to name the mascot "Wenlock". The Wenlock yellow light symbol comes from London's iconic taxi. He has a friendship bracelet on its hand, representing the five colors of the Olympic Games.
23. Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia (2014)
Names: Hare, Polar Bear, Leopard
The mascot chosen by referendum for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games. They were selected by the whole people on live television in Russia. One million Russians voted by sending text messages or calling the toll-free hotline.
24. Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016)
It is designed as a magical animal, which has multiple animal characteristics, such as the agility of a cat, the tail of a monkey, and the voice of a bird, symbolizing the wildlife of Brazil.
25. Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea (2018)
It is a white tiger. Tigers symbolize the geographical shape of the Korean Peninsula, especially the white tiger is considered sacred guardian animal. At the same time, the color of the white tiger also symbolizes ice and snow sports.
26. Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan (2020)
It is a future robot, lively personality, amazing athletic ability, while honest and selfless. It symbolizes a future full of eternal hope.
Which one do you like best, so many lovely elves?