PARIS: With just over 600 days to go until the opening of the next Olympic and Paralympic Games, the official mascots of Paris 2024 - the Phryges - have been revealed. 

The mascots were unveiled at a press conference in Paris at 11.30 am CET Monday by Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet, Beijing 2008 wheelchair tennis men's doubles champion Michael Jeremiasz and Gwladys Epangue, a Bronze medallist in taekwondo from Beijing 2008.

Nov 27, 2019 17:11
MADRID: Mascots are often seen as one of the more light-hearted and amusing elements of a football team, but there is a more serious side to these characters. More and more LaLiga clubs are creating official mascots that bring colour and spectacle to home matches, but also help to create marketing campaigns that aid national and international expansion.
Jul 23, 2018 17:07
TOKYO: The organisers of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020 introduced both the events’ mascots at a special naming ceremony in the Japanese capital on Sunday.  The mascots were decided following a voting process across Japanese schools globally and 75% of elementary schools in Japan between December 2017 and February 2018.