The Designers – Luciana Eguti and Paulo Muppet


The story behind "Vinicius"

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games mascot was born from the great explosion of joy that took place when Rio de Janeiro won the right to host the Games, on 2 October 2009. He is a combination inspired by the different animals of our country. As a result, he brings together the abilities of many of them: the agility of felines, the swagger of apes and the lightness of birds.
With his keen sense of smell, he is able to sniff out exciting adventures and discover clues to solve great mysteries. His amazing hearing allows him to discover where the liveliest fans are. He can imitate the voice of any animal, multiplying his communication power. The Rio 2016 Olympic Games mascot is a veritable blend of Brazilian fauna.


Nonsport poses





41 different sport poses

ATHLETICS

BADMINTON

BASKETBALL

BOXING

CANOE SLALOM


CANOE SPRINT

BMX CYCLING

ROAD CYCLING

TRACK CYCLING

MOUNTAIN BIKE


MARATHON SWIMMING

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

SWIMMING

WATER POLO

DIVING


FENCING

FOOTBALL

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

TRAMPOLINE

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS


GOLF

HANDBALL

EQUESTRIAN DRESSAGE

EQUESTRIAN EVENTING

EQUESTRIAN JUMPING


HOCKEY

JUDO

WEIGHTLIFTING

WRESTLING

MODERN PENTATHLON


ROWING

RUGBY

TAEKWONDO

TENNIS

TABLE TENNIS


ARCHERY

SHOOTING

TRIATHLON

SAILING

BEACH VELLEYBALL


VOLLEYBALL



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