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Innsbruck 2012

Innsbruck 2012The Mascot

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Name

Yoggl

Yoggl (pronounced like "YOG"), is based on the typical Tyrolean nickname "Joggl", which is short for Jakob, a very common name in the Tyrol. Yoggl is the compound of this nickname and the acronym of the Youth Olympic Games: YOG.

Description

Yoggl, the Alpine chamois, lives in the steep, rocky mountains which tower above the Youth Olympic venues Innsbruck, Seefeld and Kühtai. The chamois represents the way of life and the landscape of the host region, and his colourful pixel outfit merges traditional style with modern elements.

Creator

Florencia Demaría and Luis Andrés Abbiati

Did You Know?

Yoggl's sporty appearance reflects the athletic aspect of the Games, and his youthful character sparked the enthusiasm of young people from all over the world for the first Winter Youth Olympic Games as well as the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence. But above all, Yoggl was a lucky charm for all athletes and a vivid example of the Innsbruck 2012 motto: "Be part of it!"

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Innsbruck
2012

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