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Top Five Olympic Mascots

For the next few weeks you'll be seeing plenty of the Beijing mascots "The Fuwa", but are they one of the best Olympic mascots of all time? Kidzworld has the answer.

#5. Hidi and Howdy

Hidi and Howdy Everybody says Canadian people are friendly, so the choice to have Hidi and Howdy be the official mascots of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada was the easy choice. Hidi and Howdy are two smiling and friendly polar bears. Since Calgary is known as "Cowtown" because of its cowboy roots, the twin polar bears wore western style outfits. There is something about these two that makes you want to go up and hug them.



#4. The Fuwa

The Fuwa If you haven't noticed already, The Fuwa are the official mascots of these 2008 Beijing Games. There are five Fuwa's: Beinei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying and Nina. Each Fuwa represents a color in the five Olympic rings. The Fuwa's are very modern, unique and diverse. Jimjing is a panda while Yinying is a Tibetan antelope. The way they are designed are very in tune with Chinese culture.

 

 

#3. Izzy

Izzy The first thing you ask yourself when you see Izzy, the official mascot of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, is, "what is he?" Well to be perfectly honest with you, we have no idea either! Izzy is a colorful character with a lot of pizzazz. He was the first mascot that was designed by a computer. While we don't know what it is, Izzy looks fun, outgoing and energetic. A perfect fit for the exciting city of Atlanta.

 

 

#2. Waldi

Waldi Waldi, the official mascot of the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics, was everything the '70s symbolized: colorful and vibrant. This dog possesses qualities which are mandatory in an athlete: resistance, tenacity and agility. While Waldi represents a lot of German qualities, we chose him because of how cute he looks. Everybody loves dogs and Waldi looks like one cuddly, colorful puppy.




#1. Cobi

Cobi Cobi, the official mascot of the 1992 Barcelona Games, was inspired by the style of legendary Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso. This sheepdog has a lot of flavor to it. Cobi looks like he could be a character in The Simpsons with his square head with the three hairs sticking out. He fits the artistic city of Barcelona perfectly and has a unique look that no mascots even to this day has. Cobi was so popular he even had his own TV series in Spain.




 

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"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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