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Olympic fans name Rio 2016 mascots
Olympic fans name Rio 2016 mascots The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been named Vinicius and Tom respectively, following a public vote. The names, which honour Bossa Nova musicians Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim, won 44% of the valid votes, with more than 320,000 votes received during the three-week poll. The other choices were Oba and Eba and Tiba Tuque and Esquindim.
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Lillehammer mascot competition - the winner
Lillehammer 2016 mascot competition – Ladies and Gentleman, we have a winner! The results of the Facebook vote are in and we are delighted to announce that the winner is this wonderful lynx! Having been cut down from over 50 entrants to a final shortlist of three, the competition went public, with fans invited to vote for their favourite via Facebook. In a race which went down to the wire, the lynx secured the victory by the slimmest of margins – just 30 votes.
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