Youth Olympic Games Mascots – Nanjinglele

Nanjinglele - the story


Name: Nanjinglele. The suffix “lele” refers to the noise of stones as they bang together and is pronounced like the Chinese word meaning happiness or joy.


Description: Nanjinglele’s shape and colours reflect the rain flower pebble or riverstone, a unique natural feature in China.


Did you know?

The mascot was selected through a competition held in China. Over 1.2 million students from 900 Chinese colleges took part. The final choice was revealed at a ceremony held in Nanjing on 29 November 2012.


Designer: unknown