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Olympic Mascots: Grenoble 1968 - Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

GALLERY OF OLYMP C MASCOTS Schuss El Jaguar Rojo Waldi Schneemann Amik * Roni Misha Vučko Grenoble 1968 de Chichen-Itza and Munich 1972 Innsbruck 1976 Montréal 1976 Lake Placid 1980 Moscow 1980 Sarajevo 1984 Paloma de la Paz Trivia: Amik means Trivia: Schuss was the first mascot to be asso- ciated with an Olympic game; since then all Olympic games have had a Mascot. Schuss refers to a fast, straight downhill skiing run. Trivia: Waldi's head Trivia: "Schneeman" Trivia: Misha was Trivia: Replaced the live raccoon mascot Rocky Trivia: The wolf is a prominent figure in Yugoslavian fables: he embodies courage strength and symbolizes winter; this mascot was chosen through a contest entered by 836 participants. Mexico City 1968 and tail were light blue and his body had vertical stripes with means "Snowman" in "beaver" and the indus- developed by the German; his red Tyrole- trious beaver has always an hat is typical of the region. of Lake Placid who died renowned illustrator Trivia: El Jaguar Rojo is based on the shape of a red jaguar in the "El Castillo" pyramid at Chichen Itza. His friend Paloma de la Paz symbolizes the slogan "Games of Peace." been associated with before the Winter of children's books three of the five hard work. Games in 1980. Victor Chizikov. Olympic colors. Designer: Yvon Laroche, Pierre-Yves Designer: Joze Trobec Designer: Designer: Designer: Designer: Walter Pötsch Donald Moss Victor Chizhikov Designer: Mme Lafargue Designer: Eduardo Terrazas & Lance Wyman Pelletier, Guy St-Arnaud and George Huel Otl Aicher Cobi Håkon and Kristin Izzy Sukki, Nokki, Lekki and Tsukki Sam Hidy and Howdy Calgary 1988 * Magique Hodori and Hosuni Barcelona 1992 Lillehammer 1994 Atlanta 1996 Nagano 1998 Los Angeles 1984 Seoul 1988 Albertville 1992 Trivia: An amorphous abstract fantasy figure named Izzy, derived from Whatizit?, because no Trivia: Also known as "Snowlets", "Snow" referring to the season which the event takes place and "Let's", meaning an invitation to the games in a spirit of celebration. They represent fire (Sukki), air Trivia: Walt Disney Trivia: The bear siblings Hidy Trivia: Magique's star shape symbolizes dreams, goals, and the imagination; the Mascot's colors mimic the French flag. Magique was also used Olympic Organising in a computer-aided teaching program for Olympic volunteers. Trivia: These are the first mascots in Human form; they wear medieval clothes in reference to their histori- cal roots and represent peace and unity. Trivia: The mascots of the Trivia: Cobi is a Cata- 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, por- lan sheepdog drawn in Cubist style; his name is a spin-off from the Barcelona Productions selected and Howdy from the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary were the eagle, wanting Sam's design to appeal to children. trayed the friendly side of a tiger, which is present in many Korean legends. the first dual mascots in the one seemed to know Olympic Games. They took the form of inseparable brother and sister polar bears. exactly what Izzy really was! (Nokki), earth (Lekki) and water Committee COOB. (Tsukki). Designer: Kari and Werner Grossman Designer: Robert Moore (from The Walt Disney Company) Designer: Hyun Kim Designer: Javier Mariscal Designer: Mme Lafargue Designer: Landor Associates Designer: Sheila Scott Designer: Philippe Mairesse The Fuwa * Miga, Quatchi Wenlock Bely Mishka Olly, Syd Powder, Copper Athena & Phevos Neve and Gliz Beijing 2008 Sumi and Mukmuk London 2012 and Zaika and Millie and Coal Athens 2004 Turin 2006 Sochi 2014 Sydney 2000 Salt Lake City 2002 Trivia: In Italian, "neve" Trivia: The five names Vancouver 2010 Trivia: In the artist's imagi- Trivia: Phevos and his means snow and "gliz" is a (Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, nod to the word "ghiaccio", Yingying, Nini) form the which means ice. Neve is a Chinese phrase "Beijing huan ying ni'", which means "Beijing welcomes you". Each represents an nation, the mascots' gleaming steel "skin" is from the Olympic Stadium, Trivia: First mascots Trivia: Quatchi is a Sasquatch, a legendary forest creature. Miga is a sea bear, a mythical animal that is part killer whale and part Kermode bear. The Kermode sister, Athena, represent- ed the link between Trivia: An Echidna Trivia: They were chosen to symbolize the motto Citius, Altius Fortius, which means Faster, Higher, Stronger. decided by popular were three native vote. Greek history and the modern Olympic Games. Snowball and Glitz is an animals. They and it allows them to Icecube; together they represent the fundamental elements required for reflect the personalities and appearances of the people they meet. represent earth, air Designer: Silvia Petrova, Vadim and water. Designer: Spyros Gogos bear, also called "Bear Spirit" lives only in British Columbia. Mukmuk and Sumi are their sidekicks. Olympic ring and Feng Winter Games. Designer: Steve Small, Landor Associ- Pak, Anatoli Serdechni Shui element. Designer: Designer: Pedro Albuquerque Matthew Hatton ates and Publicis Designer: Iris (London-based creative agency) Designer: Han Meilin Designer: Meomi Design SOURCES:

Olympic Mascots: Grenoble 1968 - Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

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A fun glimpse at all the Winter Olympics and Summer Olympics mascots from the modern era, starting with the Grenoble Winter Olympics and ending with the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. Includes Olympic...


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