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The origin of the Mascot Xueshi

Mascot is derived from the French Provençal Mascotto. It was not officially included in the French dictionary as the spelling of Mascot until the end of the 19th century. The English Mascot evolved from this, meaning people, animals or animals that can bring good luck and good luck. thing.

The design of the mascot for the Winter Olympics began in 1968 at the 10th Winter Olympics in Grenoble. This half-human, half-object cartoon skier called Schuss has an exaggerated big head and a delicate and hard body, which symbolizes an elf with a strong will. The original meaning of Schuss is “high-speed skiing”.

The design of the mascot for the Summer Olympics began in the Munich Olympics in 1972. The decorative image of the German purebred terrier called Waldi can be seen everywhere in Bavaria. The flexibility, patience and toughness of the terrier are also the characteristics of the athlete’s personality. The head and tail are symmetrically painted with light blue, dark blue, dark green, green, yellow, and brown to symbolize the colors of the German land and sky. This warm tone also expresses a lively and harmonious atmosphere. This hue was imitated and inherited by successors.

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Schuss, the mascot of the 10th Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France in 1968, was the first mascot in the history of the Olympic Games.

Introduction

The word “Mascotto” for the mascot originated from Provençal, a dialect in southern France. It was not officially included in the French dictionary as the spelling of “Mascotte” until the end of the 19th century. The English “Mascot” evolved from this, and it means people, animals or things that can bring good luck and good luck.

The first appearance of the Olympic mascot was at the 10th Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France in 1968. At that time, Michel Vodir, a member of the Special Planning Committee of the French Olympic Committee, believed that something different from the previous Olympics should appear in the Winter Olympics. Later, they decided to design a mascot for the 10th Winter Olympics. As a result, a skier wearing red, white and blue printed with the French flag appeared in people’s sight.

This half-human, half-object cartoon skier called Schuss has an exaggerated big head and a delicate and hard body, like an elf with a strong will. The original meaning of Schuss is “high-speed skiing”. The “effect” of taking such a name is to hope that the athletes can achieve better results in the Games. Since then, the use of mascots in various sports games has become a practice, and Schuss has also become the “first person” in the mascot world.

The meaning of Xueshi

Schuss opened the precedent for the entire Olympic mascot, and the appearance of the summer Olympic mascot was at the 20th Munich Olympic Games 4 years later. In Bavaria, where the host city of Munich is located, the image of a pure-bred German terrier can be seen everywhere. The lively and cute ones are usually used by the owner as a “decoration”. Thus, in that summer Olympics, a small terrier named Waldi was crowned as the mascot.

In order to match the very lively character of Vardy, it is painted symmetrically with light blue, dark blue, dark green, green, yellow and brown to symbolize the colors of the German land and sky, and this warm tone also expresses Created a lively and harmonious atmosphere, this hue was imitated and inherited by successors. In addition, the beagle’s flexibility, patience and tenacity are similar to the athlete’s character. The appearance of Vardy suddenly attracted the attention of all those who love Olympic sports.

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