Waldi - Munich 1972
"Waldi", the first official mascot to appear for the 1972 Munich Games, was a Dachshund. He was modelled after Cherie von Birkenhof, a longhaired breed of the species. Waldi was the first official Olympic mascot.
Waldi's head and tail are light blue, and his body has vertical stripes with at least three of the five Olympic colours. Waldi was produced in various forms and sizes: plush, plastic, stickers, posters and buttons - but not as a pin until many years later.
Amik - Montreal 1976
"Amik" the beaver was chosen as the official mascot for the Summer Olympic Games of Montreal, 1976.
"Amik" in Indian language means beaver. The beaver has always been associated with hard work.
Misha - Moscow 1980
The Moscow Olympic bear "Misha" was developed by the renowned illustrator of children’s books Victor Chizikov. It took the illustrator six months to draw one hundred variations of the bear that also carried the full name Mikhail Potapych Toptygin. "Misha" was finally unveiled on December 19th, 1977.
Misha was featured on hundreds of different pins, as a plush toy, in plastic, porcelain, rubber, wood, glass and metal. Misha also appeared on a stamp.
Sam - Los Angeles 1984
The eagle "Sam" became the mascot of the Los Angeles Games. He was chosen because the imposing bald eagle is the national symbol of the United States. Robert Moore and his associates from Walt Disney Productions selected the eagle, and "Sam’s" design was targeted to appeal to children.
Hodori - Seoul 1988
"Hodori", the mascot of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, portrays the friendly side of a tiger, which is present in many Korean legends. The mascot’s name was chosen from a list of 2,295 names submitted by the public.
The " Ho" in "Hodori" comes from the Korean word for tiger, and "Dori" is a common masculine diminutive. The Olympic rings adorn the neck of Hodori, and he wears a "Sangmo" hat from a traditional farm dance. The streamer on his hat in the shape of an S stands for Seoul.
1988年汉城吉祥物小虎多利。"Ho"是韩语的虎，"Dori"是韩国人对小男孩的称呼。吉祥物的名字采取了社会征集的办法， Hodori是从2295个建议来稿中挑选出来的。"Hodori" 颈挂奥运奖牌，煞是神气。它的装束代表了韩国传统风格。
Cobi - Barcelona 1992
The Spaniards did not immediately take to "Cobi", the surreal dog from the Summer Olympic Games of Barcelona, who was designed by local cartoonist Javier Mariscal.
"Cobi’s" popularity slowly grew and by the end of the Games he was loved universally by the Spanish and the rest of the world.
"Cobi" was supported by a group of mascots during the Barcelona Games. The whole mascot crew was featured as part of a popular Spanish TV show.