"Arnheim 1980 – Paralympic Mascots "Noggi and Joggi
Designer - Necky Oprinsen
The first ever Paralympic mascots were created through a competition held by AVRO, a Dutch broadcasting company, in which entrants were asked to send in hand-made models. The winning bid, a pair
of squirrels crafted by Necky Oprinsen from St. Michelsgestel, the Netherlands, was printed on memorabilia sold in Arnhem.