Friday, August 22, 2008

Olympic Mascots

I feel like a (wo)man on the last leg of the race.. the race before the end of the Beijing Olympics. I wanted to read and search for all things regarding the Olympics before they dim the fire this weekend for the next 4 years, before it is set aflame in its full splendor again in London. From all the information regarding Olympics, I find the writeup on the history about their mascots the most interesting to me. Perhaps it is my love for all things cute and cuddly. As I post this, I am still quite undecided as to which mascot I love the best... such a difficult decision....I love them all.... They are from the summer games, the winter games and also the paralympics.

Waldi - mascot of 1972 Olympic Summer Games

The mascot of Innsbruck 1976 is a snowman and I think they forgot to give it a name :(

Amik - mascot of the 1976 Olympic Summer Games. By the way, Amik is a beaver :)

Roni, the Racoon is Lake Placid 1980 Mascot.

Misha - mascot of the 1980 Olympic Summer Games

This cutey pie "Vuchko", the tough and courageous wolf, is Sarajevo 1984's mascot.

Sam - mascot of the 1984 Olympic Summer Games

This is Howdy and Hidy, a brother and sister polar bears, mascots for Calgary 1988.

Hodori - mascot of the 1988 Olympic Summer Games

This is the mascot from Albertville 1992. His name is Magique, a half-man, half-star

"Cobi" as official mascot of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games.

These are the mascots of Lillehammer 1994, "Haakon and Kristin", two small Norwegian children in traditional costumes

Izzy - mascot of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games

These are the mascots of Nagano 1998. These are the Snow Owlets - Sukki, Nokki, Lekki and Tsukki.

Syd, Olly and Millie - mascots of the 2000 Olympic Summer Games

These are the mascots of Salt Lake City 2002. They are Powder, Copper and Coal. They stand for FASTER, HIGHER & STRONGER, the Olympic Motto. Read more about them here
This is Otto, the otter, the mascot for the Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games

Proteas - mascot for the Athens 2004 Paralympics Summer Games

Athena and Phevos - mascots of the 2004 Olympic Summer Games

Winter Olympics in Turin 2006 welcomes Neve and Gliz!

And finally, the Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

in short, all these Fuwas were greating you "Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni"... Beijing Welcomes You..... awww.... I love them all....

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KY said...

oOo awesome collections!

Anonymous said...

You're right...they're all so cute eh..

Unknown said...

ky: if i had known this earlier, i might want to have started a collection of them .. maybe some collectors will buy my set later ???

che-cheh: do you think chester will like Waldi, the dachshund?

Anonymous said...; You saved my day again.