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PyeongChang 2018 Mascot

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Since this year will be the year when PyeongChang would probably reveal their mascots for the 2018 Games, I thought I'd make a discussion thread about it.

So basically you can come up with ideas you think would suit the mascot. Like animals that represent Korea or even something unusual and Asian.

 

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Is There An Idea For The Paralympic Mascot Same As The Olympic Mascot.

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On 4/30/2016 at 7:02 PM, Conor15 said:

Since this year will be the year when PyeongChang would probably reveal their mascots for the 2018 Games, I thought I'd make a discussion thread about it.

 

Good try, Conor!!

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Hope you guys like the design ^3^
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I Think 2 Mascots Bird Like Would Fit.

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when will they launch the mascot??

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Not related to the Olympics but this duo of cartoon characters are becoming popular in Korea right now with their miniseries "Telemonster"

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I wonder if the Olympic mascot will take a similar approach

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That would be good but would it make the Olympics sound like a negative thing?

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Both of you, cut it out. TeamBlake, stop stating the goddamn obvious for once, and Conor, stop falling for his provocations. The ignore option at the forum exists for a reason, you know.

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Ikarus Is Right Don't Fall For My Provocations Conor.

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Seoul, June 2- The official mascots for the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) are here. A white tiger named “Soohorang” and an Asiatic black bear named “Bandabi” will each represent the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Both animals appear in Korea’s foundation mythology and are closely associated with Korean culture and folklore.

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They also gave the mascots a set of emojis, I think.

The mascots imo are adorable but the emojis are a bit of a put off for some people as they sort of look stereotypically Asian and anime like

The emojis would probably used in South Korea only on Vine and other social networks by the looks of it.

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I feel sorry for Sochi Rabbit who wasn't invited along with Sochi Cat and Sochi Bear.

Poor Sochi Rabbit :(

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Oh, I wrote my opinion on the bid thread. I'll post it here too:

Wow, I didn't see this coming! Had they announced they were going to launch the mascots today?

Although they're the same animals as Sochi's, they're not bad at all. I especially like the tiger too. The style is very nice, very Korean and modern. I could expect something similar for Tokyo 2020.

P.S. It's the first time since 1992 that there's only one Olympic Winter mascot! Good!

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Why does the Tiger have a Penis on its forhead....

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Well, they are kinda cute and certainly very asian, reminds me of those Line stickers. What bothers me is the lack of originality picking the animals (a feline and a bear again , just after Sochi? Then again, Miga was technicaly a bear hybrid or something). I'm sure they will be liked in their native country though.



Also the tiger is totally not a reference to Hodori :P .

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Also the tiger is totally not a reference to Hodori :P .

That, I don't mind. I kinda liked how Sochi's bear was foremost a white version of Mischa. And now we have Hodori's white winter counterpart. Nice to have bit of a nod to the past, even if it's not the most original idea.

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Also at least the tiger has a more original design rather than copying his 1988 counterpart.

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These ones are related with the Pictograms rather than being Line stickers. I hope they post more like these.


By the way, the paralympic mascot is also a reference to the 1988 Paralympic mascot, which had a duo of asian bears.

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By the way, the paralympic mascot is also a reference to the 1988 Paralympic mascot, which had a duo of asian bears.

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I never knew about the 1988 Para mascots. Thanks for that. I kinda like the new grey bear a bit better now.

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The 1988 Para-bears were the kumduri, and were actually supposed to be black bears (Salt Lake City, ahem...)

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