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Georg Hackl of Germany poses for the media during the training session with the Olympic mascots just prior to the Torino 2006 Winter Games in Italy. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Hodori, the Olympic mascot, holds the Olympic torch above his head while standing on top of a mountain of flowers during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

One of Russia's 2014 Winter Olympic mascots - The Snow Leopard


The 2006 Turin Winter Olympic mascots Neve, at left, and Glitz perform during their presentation in Rome, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004. The Olympic mascots, representing a ball of snow and a block of ice, are designed by Portuguese designer Pedro Albuquerque. (AP Photo/Marianna Bertagnolli)

1952 Winter Olympics

Sam the Eagle, mascot of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics walks around the Memorial Coliseum during the Games' opening ceremony. (Photo by Tony Duffy/Getty Images)

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1980 Winter Olympics mascot mail away w/ Chiquita Banana

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Swimmer Helene Madison won three gold medals in freestyle at the 1932 Olympics.

2014 Olympics

Misha the Bear, designed by Victor Chizhikov and selected as the mascot for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Winter Olympics 1994

1952 Winter Olympics: American Skiers in Training - LIFE

1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games

The mascot Mukmuk in a shop in Whistler during the 2010 Winter Olympics. (Photo by Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2012 London Olympic Games are officially closed. #NBCOlympics (Photo: Anthony Quintano / NBC News)

Japanese priest Taka-Kazu Fukushima poses with a Snowlet, a Nagano Olympic mascot, at the Zenko Temple in Nagano. (Photo by Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters)

Ruud van Nistelrooy displayed his @ManUtd Player of the Year trophy for 2002-03 season to the Old Trafford crowd 27th August 2003. pic.twitter.com/Qj7RS9ZSqx

Portrait of 1988 Winter Olympic Games mascots 'Hidy' and 'Howdy' in Calgary. (Photo by Mike Powell/Allsport/Getty Images)