Mascots' Names for Rio 2016 Olympics, Paralympics Announced

December 16, 2014
By Yao SiyanEditor: Yang Yang
Mascots' Names for Rio 2016 Olympics, Paralympics Announced
A picture taken on November 24, 2014 shows the mascot of Rio 2016 Olympic Games Vinicius (L) and the mascot of the 2016 Paralympic Games Tom in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Announced on December 14, 2014, the mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom. The names honor Brazilian musicians and partners Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. [Xinhua/Xu Zijian] 

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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