Designers: Silviya Petrova (Hare), Oleg Seredechniy (Polar Bear) & Vadim Pak (Leopard)


The story behind the mascots

The mascots for the Olympic Games were selected after a contest that was first held across the whole of Russia, then internationally. Some 24,048 drawings were received in total. Ten proposals were chosen by a jury of experts for the second phase of the contest. Professional designers then worked on them to reveal their final shape. The final decision was taken in a vote by the Russian public as part of a TV programme entitled “Talismaniya Sochi 2014 - The Final” on 26 February 2011. There are three mascots in a nod to the three places on the Olympic podium.


Sport poses

ALPINE SKIING

CROSS COUNTRY

SKI JUMPING

NORDIC COMBINED

FREESTYLE SKIING


SNOWBOARD

BIATHLON

FIGURE SKATING

SPEED SKATING

SHORT TRACK


BOBSLEIGH

SKELETON

LUGE

ICE HOCKEY

CURLING



The films of the mascots