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THE HISTORY OF MASCOTS
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Originally, the only symbols of the Olympic Games were the emblem (five
interlocking rings) and the Olympic flame.
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The idea of an Olympic mascot was officially approved by the
International Olympic Committee in Munich, Germany in summer 1972.
MASCOTS OF DIFFERENT OLYMPIC GAMES
Stylised skier, Schuss an Olympic snowman – the 1968 Olympic
the1976 Olympic Winter
Winter Games in
Games in Innsbruck
Grenoble (France)
(Austria)
Roni the Racoon – the
1980 Olympic Winter
Games in Lake Placid
(USA)
Vučko the Little Wolf the 1984 Olympic
Winter Games in
Sarajevo (Yugoslavia)
The polar bears Hidy
Håkon and Kristin,
and Howdy - the 1988 brother and sister from
Olympic Winter Games Norwegian folklore - the
in Calgary (Canada)
1994 Olympic Winter
Games in Lillehammer
(Norway)
The mascots were a
hare, a coyote and a
bear - the 2002
Olympic Winter Games
in Salt Lake City (USA)
The snowball Neve and
ice cube Gliz -the 2006
Olympic Winter Games
in Turin (Italy)
WHAT IS THE OLYMPIC GAMES MASCOT INTENDED TO DO?
• to promote the principles of Olympism,
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to popularize the particular Games
WHAT CAN BE THE MASCOT OF THE OLYMPICS?
• a person
• an animal
• a fictitious being
WHAT SHOULD THE MASCOTS DO?
• reflect the cultural characteristics of the host country
• symbolize the values of the modern Olympic Movement
WHO CHOSE THE MASCOTS FOR THE OLYMPIC
GAMES IN SOCHI ?
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The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee opened the Russian national competition to
design a Mascot for the Sochi Games in 2011.
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Over 24,000 sketches were sent to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.
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The Hare, Polar Bear and Leopard were chosen as the official Sochi 2014 Olympic
Winter Games Mascots.
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There was a public vote during the live television show "Talismaniya Sochi 2014 The Final” on 26 February 2011 in Moscow.
THE WHITE LEOPARD
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The Leopard is a rescuer and mountain-climber.
• He lives on the highest peak of the snowy mountains in the Caucasus.
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He helps those in need, and rescues nearby villages from avalanches.
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The Leopard is an experienced snowboarder.
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He teachers all his friends and neighbors to snowboard.
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He is a cheerful character
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He loves dancing.
THE POLAR BEAR
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He lives Beyond the Arctic Circle.
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In his home, everything is made of ice and snow: his shower, his bed,
his computer and even his weight - lifting equipment.
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Arctic explorers taught him to ski, speed-skate and go curling.
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The polar bear enjoys riding sports sleigh.
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He is a real bobsleigh pro.
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He is strong but very kind and caring.
ZAIKA THE HARE
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The Hare is the busiest creature in the winter forest.
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The little hare studies at the Forest Academy and gets excellent grades.
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She helps her Mum in the family restaurant, “The Forest Dam”.
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She takes part in all sporting events.
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The little hare trusts her friends so much that she doesn’t have any secrets.
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She simply loves sport with all her heart.
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She also loves singing and dancing.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
http://talisman.sochi2014.com/en/#/en/history/
http://talisman.sochi2014.com/en/#/en/news/
http://talisman.sochi2014.com/en/#/en/mascot/
https://www.google.ru/?gfe_rd=ctrl&ei=WJD3UublGrv4QSez4HACw&gwd=cr#newwin
dow=1&q=mascots+of+sochi+2014
http://sochi2013.com/simvoly-olimpijskix-igr/talismany/mishka/
http://sochi2013.com/simvoly-olimpijskix-igr/talismany/leopard

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