COBI: BARCELONA 1992 (Spain)The mascot represent a stylized dog, drawn by Javier Mariscal, local artist.
IZZY: ATLANTA 1996 (USA)Izzy, resulting from "Whatizit?" (what it is?) moved with the time, and ended up acquiring a mouth and a nose.
MILLIE, OLLY, SYD: SYDNEY 2000 (Australie)Representing native Australian animals, the kookaburra (Olly), the platypus (Syd) and the echidna (Millie) are associated with the air, water and the earth.
ATHINA, PHIVOS: ATHENS 2004 (Greece)Their design was inspired by dolls of ancient Greece, and their name, resulting from the gods of Greek mythology, means Phoebus (Apollo), god of the light and the music and Athena, goddess of the wisdom and protective of the town of Athens.
BEIBEI, JINGJING, HUANHUAN, YINGYING, NINI: BEIJING 2008 (China)Fuwa (friendlies) represent the colors of the Olympic rings and symbolize the 5 elements, the sea, the forest, the fire, the earth and the sky. 4 are identified with a popular animal in China: Beibei the fish, Jingjing the panda, Yingying the Tibetan antelope and Nini the swallow, 5th, Huanhuan, is the Olympic flame.