Mascots for Olympics 2016 in Rio revealed

Olympic rings.

Olympic rings. Image by Jon Curnow / CC BY 2.0

The official mascots for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro were announced by the Rio Organizing Committee on Sunday. The two mascots - a yellow cat-like creature for the Olympic Games and a green and blue plant-like creature for the Paralympic games - represent Brazil's diverse range of flora and fauna. Both mascots remain nameless but the public has been asked to vote for one of three sets of names. Read more:

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