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In Pictures: Sochi 2014 Olympic mascots

Organizers of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, unveiled Monday five mascots for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games. <br /><br />

Organizers of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, unveiled Monday five mascots for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


The Hare, the Polar Bear and the Leopard are the Olympic mascots, while
the Ray of Light and the Snowflake are the mascots for the Paralympics.


The mascots were chosen via a Russia-wide contest between Sept. 1 and Dec. 5, 2010. More than 24,048 ideas were received.


On Feb. 7, the list was pared down to 11 ideas. The final selection was
made following a public vote on a live television show: Talismaniya
Sochi 2014.

 
 
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