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Innsbruck 1976, Schneemann IOC



The name of the mascot is "Snowman" in English.


Schneemandl wore a red Tyrolean hat typical of the region that hosted the Winter Games for the second time.


Walter Pötsch

Did you know ?
  • Schneemandl turned out to be a commercial success. In addition to the t-shirts, soft toys and the other items it inspired, individuals in large costume versions became "living mascots" at promotional events.

  • There are objects with Schneemandl holding a hockey stick or wearing skis and boots. This practice of representing the mascot in various poses and practicing multiple sports has become customary.

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