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Famous Olympic Mascots in Rio de Janeiro

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, November 22nd, Olympic mascots from previous games visited Rio's Maracanã Stadium in anticipation of the unveiling of the official mascots for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.

While the visit was cut short due to the heat combined with the heavy costumes, the mascots made time to meet and greet children from the Vila Olímpica de Santa Cruz (Olympic Village of Santa Cruz). The mascots also posed with the children for photographs and even practiced a couple of samba steps.

The visiting mascots are Misha . . .

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