There have been some strange Olympic mascots over the years.
Remember the bug-eyed creature – originally called “Whatzit” – from the 1996 Atlanta Games? Or the eerily amorphous cyclops from London four years ago?
The organizers of the 2018 Winter Games have selected something a little tamer and more recognizable.
Plump, fuzzy versions of a white tiger named Soohorang and an Asiatic black bear named Bandabi will represent the Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
“The white tiger is a great choice for mascot,” said Gunilla Lindberg, an International Olympic Committee official. “It’s a beautiful animal,...