Two stoats have been chosen by popular vote as mascots for the 2026 Olympics, to be held in Milan, Italy, according to Inside the Games.
53% of the participants voted for the stoats. The mascots were designed by students from the Catanzaro Institute. One of the ermine is made of white wool, the second – with a brown and white spot. Both animals wear blue helmets.
From now on, the organizers of the Olympiad must approve the choice of voting participants.
The mascot’s story says that “the weasels will have to overcome obstacles, having tried all the sports disciplines presented at the Winter Olympics, in order to reach the tracks and the ice rinks in 2026 as active assistants to the athletes “.
The games will take place from February 6 to 22, 2026 in the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo. At the moment, the Russians are suspended from participation in international competitions due to the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the context of the situation in Ukraine.
Inside the Games
Source : MatchTV
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