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The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Like the Five Olympic Rings from which they draw their color and inspiration, the Five Friendlies will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, carrying a message of friendship and peace -- and blessings from China -- to children all over the world.
Designed to express the playful qualities of five little children who form an intimate circle of friends, the Five Friendlies also embody the natural characteristics of four of China's most popular animals -- the Fish, the Panda, the Tibetan Antelope, the Swallow -- and the Olympic Flame...
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Proclamation of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
BOCOG makes the following proclamation regarding the protection of the intellectual property rights of the Mascots...
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Chinese New Year Picture

Lotus Designs of the Porcelain of the Song Dynasty

Panda

Fire Designs of the Dunhuang Murals

China's Traditional Fire Designs

Tibetan Antelope

Decorative Styles from the Qinghai-Tibet Culture

Swallow Kite

Swallow

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The Official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
The Five Friendlies will serve as the Official Mascots of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Letter from IOC President Jacques Rogge [2005-11-10]
Mascots for Beijing Olympic Games to Be Unveiled Soon [2005-11-03]
Beijing to Select 2008 Olympic Mascots from 662 Designs [2004-12-14]
Call for Mascot Designs for the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics Ends [2004-12-02]
Beijing Starts Collecting Mascot Designs for 2008 Olympic Games [2004-08-06]
Rules of the Mascot Design Competition for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games [2004-08-06]
Invitation to the Mascot Design Competition for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games [2004-08-06]

A Brief History of the Olympic Mascots
Since the first mascot in Olympic history made its appearance at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, mascots have become a main element of the Olympic image. As a unique and popular image full of vitality, a mascot is able to materialize the Olympic spirit, communicate the concepts of each Olympic Games, promote the history and culture of the host city and create a festive atmosphere for the Games. Mascots act as a significant vehicle for communicating the Olympic spirit to the general public, especially children and youth...
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Olympic Mascots of past Olympiad
Athena and Phevos
Athens 2004
Syd,Olly and Millie
Sydney 2000
Izzy
Atlanta 1996
Cobi
Barcelona 1992
Hodori
Seoul 1988
Sam
Los Angeles 1984
Misha
Moscow 1980
Amik
Montreal 1976
Waldi
Munich 1972

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