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List of Mascots in Each Session of Olympic Games

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The Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) had unveiled its official mascot: “NANJINGLELE”.

The image is inspired by a natural feature of Nanjing known as the “Rain-Flower Pebble”. The design of “NANJINGLELE” shows in a creative and artistic way the shape of the stone and highlights its multi-color. The word ‘lele’ means in Chinese happiness or joy.

 

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Speaking of mascots, the word mascot first origins from French word “Mascotto”, later it was recorded in the French dictionary as “Mascotte”, from where derived the English name “mascot” , meaning articles that can bring good luck.

since the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, the France Olympic Games have had a mascot. The first major mascot in the Summer Olympic Games was Misha in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Here let’s take a look at the list of mascots in the past 46 years.

 

1. Mascot of 1972 Summer Olympics in  Munich: Dachshund dog

 

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2. Mascot of 1976 Summer Olympics in Montréal: beaver

 

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3. Mascot of 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow: Bear cub

 

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4. Mascot of 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles: Bald eagle

 

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5. Mascot of 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul: Tiger cubs

 

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6. Mascot of 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona: A Catalan sheepdog

 

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7. Mascot of 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta: An abstract figure named Izzy

 

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8. Mascot of 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney: Australia native animal Syd, Olly, Millie, respectively represent earth, air and water.

 

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9. Mascot of 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens: Brother and sister

 

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10. Mascot of 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing: Fish, giant panda, Olympic Flame, Tibetan antelope, swallow.

 

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11. Mascot of 2012 Summer Olympics in London: Drops of steel with cameras for eyes.

 

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The mascots are often used to help market the Olympic Games to a younger audience, in particular toddlers and children. They are extraordinary presents full of memory value and represent good luck. Don’t you want them to be hung on the bags or the schoolbag of your child? Below is an excellent idea that you will find it wonderful. I’ll introduce you the idea of reflective products. Reflective fabric is often used on the clothing of Policemen, firemen or sanitation worker to be visible to the drivers on the road. Protective clothing with reflective tape can be seen hundred meters away, so why don’t we take this idea on the mascots and make it reflective promotions that can keep your children visible while crossing the road. See the effect below:

 

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We can also make the umbrella and raincoat reflective.

 

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For more wonderful ideas, plz refer to www.chinastars.org.cn.