Olympic Mascots [Edit]

In 1968, the Grenoble Organizing Committee produced the first Olympic Mascot, although it was considered unofficial. For those Olympic Winter Games, the mascot was a small man on skis, which was given no name originally, but became known as “Schuss”. Later that year, the Mexico City Organizing Committee had a small Red Jaguar as their Olympic Mascot, again with no known name. In 1972, there was no mascot for the Sapporo Winter Olympics, but Munich had a stuffed toy in the form of a Dachshund dog, named “Waldi”, as their mascot. Since those Olympics, every Organizing Committee has had a mascot, or several, which are now used for marketing and publicizing the coming Olympics.