Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympic Mascots

I just can't get enough of the Beijing Olympic Mascots! I swear it's like they knew I was coming when they designed them.

I don't know if I am going to be able to fit them all in my suitcase.

Some Olympic Mascot factoids:
- they are called Fuwa or "friendlies"
- there is a Fish, a Panda, a Tibetan Antelope, a Swallow and the Olympic Flame
- when you put their names together - Bei Jing Huan Ying Ni - they say "Welcome to Beijing"
- they represent five elements of nature - the sea, forest, fire, earth and sky
- each one is a color of an Olympic ring


  1. those mascots are ridiculously cute - the Panda is my fave (is that Jing?)

  2. I keep checking out your blog to see where Domo & Piglet will end up Olympic coverage yet :)

  3. A few months ago I took my daughter to a children's festival (in Philly) and people were dressed as the Fuwa mascots walking around the festival. We also took pictures with them b/c they were so cute! It looks like you are having a great time!

  4. They are really cute. I'm glad to read this because I've been calling them all pandas. Oops.

  5. omg, that top photo of you w/ the mascots is the cutest! =)