The Winter Olympics 2014 will be held in Sochi, Russia. The mascots are animals, Bely Mishka (a polar bear), a leopard and Zaika (the doe hare) and have already stoked controversy including fears that the voting process was rigged as President Vladimir Putin supposedly favored the leopard and accusations of plagiarism from Viktor Chizhikov, the designer of the 1980 Moscow Games’s popular Misha the bear.
This business of Olympic mascots is getting just too political, to say the least.
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