The new Mascots for the 2016 Olympics are making headlines, but for good reasons. These two brightly colored creatures, who were recently revealed, are quickly becoming a big hit among sports fans!
A new marketing strategy was created for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio and it’s pure genius. There will be two new representatives for the 2016 summer games and they have started to bring life and “special powers” to Rio.
Rio’s 2016 Olympics — New Mascots Revealed: See The Super Fun Creatures
The 2016 Olympic games in Rio have gotten off to a fun start — thanks to the two new mascots! The stretchy, multi-colored cat and the green-and-blue tree-like creature, which were just revealed, put huge smiles on our faces!
“The Olympics games mascot is a mixture of different Brazilian animals, blessed with their many qualities: the agility of the cats, the sway of the monkeys, the grace of the birds,” according to the interactive Rio2016 website.
On the site, one of the characters introduces itself by explaining, “I was born out of the explosion of joy that happened when they announced that Rio would host the Olympic Games, on 2 October 2009.”
He also states that he likes to meet new people from around the world and play all Olympic sports.
How could you not fall in love with this whacky Mascot?!
As for the second tree-like creature, he represents Paralympic athletes. The website stated, “He is transforming all the time — like plants that are always moving, growing towards the sun and overcoming obstacles.”
On the official website, we learned he is very festive. “I also love samba and all kinds of Brazilian music. I enjoy making friends and sharing what I know.”
Fans Can Decide The Creatures’ Names
The site goes one step further and wants people to get involved in the campaign. Fans can help pick the names of the two new creatures, either OBA and EBA, TIBA TUQUE and ESQUINDIM or VINICIUS and TOM.
How fun! We can officially start getting excited for the 2016 Summer games!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are the two new Mascots cute or freaky looking? Let us know!
— Brittany King