Just when we thought that our favourite mountain goat, Yoggl, was finally relaxing in his alpine habitat, the friendly Innsbruck 2012 mascot decided he couldn’t miss out on all the fun at London 2012 and hopped his way over to soak up some of the atmosphe
We caught up with him when he was guest of honour at one of the coolest parties in town - “Snow Day” at Austria House - to celebrate and share the successes of the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games that were held in January this year.
The Austrian National Olympic Committee had ensured that he was perfectly at home by recreating an alpine scene of snowy pine trees, mountain scenes and, of course, traditional Austrian food.
Yoggl also got the chance to catch up with his buddy the Snow Leopard, the mascot for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, to give him some advice on the rock and roll life of an Olympic mascot!
Over the next few days, Yoggl hopes to catch some of the action and cheer on some of the Youth Olympic Games athletes who have made it from Singapore 2010 to the Olympic Games – as well as having a nibble of the tasty grass at Lord’s cricket ground – home of the archery competition!