Lele (mascot)

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Lele
2014 Summer Youth Games mascot.svg
Mascot of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics (Nanjing)
SignificanceYuhua stones

Lele, also known as Nanjing Lele, is the official mascot of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics. Lele is based on Yuhua stones, which come in the colors of red, pink, yellow, white and green.[1] It is short and robust with a bulging eye, wearing a smile mouth always. After a competition, the stone was chosen to represent the games.[2] The word ‘lele’ represents the sound of stones colliding together and is pronounced like the Chinese word meaning happiness or joy.[3] The mascot was revealed to the public by Chinese Olympic champions Sun Yang, Huang Xu and Wu Jingyu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nanjing 2014 Mascot(s) NanjingLele | History & Photos". International Olympic Committee. 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  2. ^ "Introducing NANJINGLELE: The Nanjing 2014 mascot! - Olympic News". International Olympic Committee. 2016-07-21. Retrieved 2017-09-09.
  3. ^ http://www.ejinsight.com/20140825-mascot-of-nanjing-youth-olympic-games-ugly-but-lovely/
Preceded by
Yoggl
Olympic mascot
Lyo and Merly

Nanjing 2014
Succeeded by
Sjogg