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IOC / Greg Martin


How Yodli came to life is a perfect example of how Lausanne 2020 will truly be Games by young people for young people: 140 students from Eracom, a local art and communication school, contributed to the design of the mascot. The various drafts were shown to school children from Lausanne and surrounding areas, to collect feedback and adapt the mascot, and the final choice was then given to 500 young Swiss athletes aged 12 to 18, who voted on the final design.

Yodli is a hybrid animal, composed of several emblematically Swiss animals that live in the Swiss mountains: a cow, a goat and of course a St Bernard dog. Their different characteristics and relationships with the environment are embodied in Yodli, who signifies the diversity of the participants of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020.

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