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Title: Cheburashka Olympic mascot for Russia Olympians
Post by: Mariria on January 22, 2009, 06:56:10 PM
[center][font=Verdana][size=18pt][color=blue][b]Cheburashka is the Russian Olympic mascot [/b][/color][/size][/font][/center]

In 2014 the winter Olympics will be in Sochi,  Russia. The children's cartoon character Cheburashka was the symbol for Russia's Olympic team in Turin, Italy in 2004. And in 2010 in the Vancouver Winter Olympics Cheburashka turned blue!
Normally he is brown, but for the winter Olympics he changed.
The Sochi 2014 games will be in the southern resort area near Sochi on the Black Sea.

  Cheburashka is an imaginary animal that arrived to Russia in a box of oranges. No one knows where he came from, but he is only found in Russia. He was invented by Uspensky who wrote a book and popularized by 4 animated cartoons. In the coming years there will be new cartoons released by Japanese animation studios. Watch for them!

Directions: Near Sochi, near the Black Sea, in the mountains
Title: Re: Cheburashka Olympic mascot
Post by: Sennaya on February 23, 2010, 12:40:55 AM

President Medvedev was presented with a red Cheburashka and Olympic shirt, though the  Torino Olympics there was a white Cheburashka!
[url=]Medvedev and red Cheburashka[/url]
Title: Re: Cheburashka Olympic mascot
Post by: Sennaya on February 23, 2010, 12:55:10 AM
There is a great big blue Cheburashka on the loose!
Title: Blue Cheburashka is Olympic mascot for Russian athletes
Post by: Admiral_Kolchak on February 23, 2010, 04:51:07 PM
The blue cheburashka is everywhere. First all the Russian athletes carried them into the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremonies in Vancouver. Then they seem to have escaped and appeared all over the city!
Reminds me of the onslaught of the Smurfs ... back in the day!

Title: Re: Blue Cheburashka Olympic mascot for Russia Olympians
Post by: Mr. Proper on February 23, 2010, 05:32:47 PM
The proper thing was to keep them from disrupting the games. All that blue hair on the ice is very treacherous!
Title: Re: Cheburashka Olympic mascot for Russia Olympians
Post by: laurentius on February 25, 2010, 10:59:32 PM
Cheburashka is your mascot!?

Awesome! I loved watching Cheburashka and crocodile Gena when I was a kid. But I must say that saying goodbye to Mishka in the Moscow Olympics still makes me cry. There was something magical in that bear. :)
Title: Re: Cheburashka Olympic mascot for Russia Olympians
Post by: laurentius on February 25, 2010, 11:59:29 PM
The olympics closing ceremony from Moscow still bring tears to my eyes. Seeing Mishka crying and the ascent song "dosvedanya" always cracks me. Dont know why.

Here are the lyrics in english:

The stadium stands are getting quiet…
Time of miracles is melting away.
Farewell to you, our tender Misha,
Go back home to your wood of fairy tales.
Don’t be sad, give a smile before the parting,
And recall these good days, please recall…
Wish us all the fulfillment of wishes,
Wish a new meeting soon to us all.

So let’s wish lots of luck to each other,
Let’s wish kindness and love with no end,
Bright and clear echo of the Olympics
Will forever be cherished and sang.
Farewell to you, Moscow, farewell,
Farewell, the Olympic fairy tale,
Wish us all the fulfillment of wishes,
Wish a new meeting soon to us all.

Friends are coming apart,
Tenderness stays in the heart…
We shall cherish the song.
Farewell, we shall meet again.
Title: Re: Cheburashka Olympic mascot for Russia Olympians
Post by: Mariria on March 23, 2010, 08:56:50 AM
it would be nice to know some music melody.
Do you have some music notes written down?
The words are good thou.
Title: Vote for Cheburashka or Mishka for Olympic mascot
Post by: Sennaya on March 23, 2010, 06:06:15 PM
If you are still misty-eyed for Mischka here is your chance! Vote for him in the mascot poll:

[url=]Vote for the Russian Olympic mascot[/url]

There is some more Cheburashka news there too!
Title: Re: Cheburashka Olympic mascot for Russia Olympians
Post by: Sennaya on March 23, 2010, 06:11:04 PM
Listen to Cheburashka sing his song with Gena the Crocodile.
Could it bring a misty eye to the Sochi Olympics?


Okay, maybe the Russian National Anthem would be better on the podium!
Title: Cheburashka - Talisman Sochi 2014 for Russia Olympians ?
Post by: Mariria on September 02, 2010, 11:52:12 PM
Sept. 1 called All-Russian competition mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be held in 2014 in Sochi. For the first time in the history of the Olympic movement every citizen will be able to offer its version by sending a request via the internet or by mail. The winner will be selected by popular vote on Feb. 7, 2011, exactly three years before the beginning of the Sochi Olympics.

Tradition devise mascots for the Olympics, there are more than forty years. The very first of them, bun-skier named Schyuss, appeared at the Winter Games-1968 in Grenoble. He was considered unofficial, but so successfully marketed by the organizers in the form of icons and toys that made the IOC to think seriously about introducing the concepts of "Olympic mascot".

Mascot-1976 Innsbruck has a snowman named Olimpiyamandl, released in a variety of souvenirs from the icons to plush toys. In Lake Placid-1980 performed the role of mascot funny raccoon Roney and symbol Olympics-1984 in Sarajevo cub Vuchkov was chosen from six candidates for the open competition readers largest Yugoslav newspapers.

The first pair were inseparable mascot white bears twins Heidi and Howdy, adorned the Olympics-1988 in Calgary. Organizers of the Games-1998 in Nagano, went further and used immediately four amusing images: a flock of white owls enjoyed great popularity among viewers and contestants. Talismans Olympics-2002 in Salt Lake City - a hare, coyote and a bear - a symbol of the Olympic motto "Faster, higher, stronger!"  The symbols of the Games in 2006, held in Turin, Italy, were "appointed" and glycyl Neve - snow ball and ice.  A Vancouver-2010 embodied the spirit of the beast Canadian Pacific coast Sumi, forestry and fictional creature Kuatchi Miga the sea bear.

"Talisman Games will be the most important symbol of the country over the next several years and will represent Russia on the world stage - said the president of the Organizing Committee of the Sochi 2014 Dmitry Chernyshenko. - It should reflect national and cultural characteristics of Russia, the spirit of the time, cause positive emotions and contribute to the promotion of the Olympic and Paralympic ideals. So we took the unprecedented decision - to create our mascot of the entire country. "

The contest consists of two categories - "Olympic mascot" and "Paralympic mascot". Images must be the result of creative labor party.  Drawing can be done in both color and black and white image in any technique, including computer graphics.  Take part in the competition could any Russian citizen permanently residing in the territory. To do this, from September 1 to December 5, 2010 to send to the organizing committee "Sochi-2014" their creative work and the completed questionnaire.  They will be taken as the site of the contest, and by mail - 105275, Moscow, POB "Talisman Sochi 2014.

Number of applications from one participant is not restricted. С полным текстом правил конкурса можно ознакомиться на сайте The full text of the rules of the contest can be found at

The finalists will be determined from 6 to 15 December 2010 council of experts consisting of filmmakers, animators, artists, cultural workers, professional marketers, athletes. The winner of the contest will be held Feb. 7, 2011 via a national telephone and sms-voting.  Voting results will be announced on the air.

The winners will be awarded certificates for two tickets to the opening of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi, depending on the category in which they won.

Dolphin skiing and teddy bear in Navy striped vest.

Participated in the contest mascots Sochi Games 2014, held "Izvestia".

Three years ago, "The News" held its own competition for the best version of the Sochi Olympics mascot.  The most successful figures in the autumn of 2007 we transferred to the Organizing Committee of Olympic Games 2014.

Readers of "Izvestiya" should remember that the competition to develop a possible Olympic mascot for the Sochi 2014, our newspaper has announced almost immediately after the victory of Russia's successful bid to the IOC session in Guatemala in July 2007. Frankly, we did not expect such a proposal will receive a quick response not only to the Russian regions, but also in the near abroad.  E-mail to the department of sports came from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and many artists (both professional and amateur) pleased us fresh and original solutions.

Who is not only offered if the readers of Izvestia - and dolphin-country skiing, and mammoth, and bear in shirt and Santa Claus and a polar bear, and a fantastic animal with a squirrel tail Amicus. Also, snow fellows, octopus, starfish and even astronaut ...  All submitted designs for the competition took a specially created expert committee, comprising members of the editorial board of Izvestiya, professional designers and outstanding sportsmen.

As a result, for publication in the newspaper were selected slightly more than 50 drawings, as well as an arbitrator for final determination of winners, we were asked to address the People's Artist of Russia Viktor Chizhikova - the father of Misha, a symbol of the 1980 Games in Moscow. Prizes Izvestia contest he called Hope Debogori, Vladimir Karasev, Olga Sauvignon, Valery Yakovlev and Victoria Novozhilov. In November 2007 they received honorary degrees and sets of commemorative gifts, and pictures of all, without exception, contestants were handed over to the Organizing Committee of the Sochi-2014 ".

We hope our readers will not be last in the national contest.

Талисман "Сочи-2014" сможет предложить каждый.
Title: Re: Cheburashka Olympic mascot for Russia Olympians
Post by: Veazey on May 24, 2017, 08:17:48 PM
Why was the mascot blue in some and white in others?