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Yoggl, our Alpine chamois, lives in the steep, rocky mountains which tower above the Youth Olympic venues Innsbruck, Seefeld and Kühtai. His name, Yoggl (pronounced like "YOG"), is based on the typical Tyrolean nickname "Joggl", which is short for Jakob, a very common name in the Tyrol. Yoggl is the compound of this nickname and the acronym of the Youth Olympic Games, YOG. The chamois represents the way of life and the landscape of the host region, and his colourful pixel outfit merges traditional style with modern elements. Yoggl's sporty appearance reflects the athletic aspect of the Games, and his youthful character will spark the enthusiasm of young people from all over the world for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games and the Olympic Values of Friendship, Respect and Excellence. But above all, Yoggl the mascot is a lucky charm for all athletes and a vivid example of the Innsbruck 2012 motto: "Be part of it!"

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