Lake Placid 1980 – Mascot Roni

Designer: Donald F. Moss


His inventor, Donald Francis Moss, initially designed the mascot in a very abstract formal language with simple geometric lines and surfaces, using only colours from the colour palette of these Winter Games and the same script of the emblem. Moss also achieved a novelty: for the first time, only the face of a mascot was used as an emblem. Later Moss also designed the whole body of the mascot Roni in the typical poses of all sports; these figures were mainly used in merchandising. Roni is a raccoon, a typical animal of the Adirondacks region, a mountain range in the north-eastern part of the US state of New York. The name Roni, which derives from the Iroquois word for raccoon, thus originating from the native language of this region of New York State, to which Lake Placid belongs, was determined in a competition in which over 400 suggestions were received. Two living raccoons from the zoo were also used for promotional purposes.


ALPINE SKIING - DOWNHILL

ALPINE SKIING - SLALOM

BIATHLON

BOBSLEIGH 2-MEN

BOBSLEIGH 4-MEN


CROSS COUNTRY

FIGURE SKATING SINGLES

FIGURE SKATING PAIRS

ICE HOCKEY

LUGE


SLI JUMPING

SPEED SKATING