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Hodori, the official mascot of the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Hodori (Korean: 호돌이) was the official mascot of the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea.

The stylized tiger was designed by Kim Hyun as an amicable Amur tiger, portraying the friendly and hospitable traditions of the Korean people, and the name Hodori was chosen from 2,295 suggestions sent in by the public.

"Ho" is derived from the Korean word for tiger ("horangi", Korean: 호랑이), and "dori" is a diminutive for boys in Korean.

There was also a female tiger named "Hosuni", but she was seldom used.

"Hodori" is also the name of the Korean Tae-Kwon-Do National Demonstration Team, which also uses the Hodori tiger as their symbol.

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Preceded by
Hidy and Howdy
Olympic mascot

Seoul 1988
Succeeded by