Waldi – The First Official Olympic Mascot

by sarahanadesigns

With the Olympic Games starting today I thought it would be fitting for me to write about a past Olympic mascot, Waldi!

I had the idea to write about him a while ago and decided to wait till closer to the Olympics to do so. I almost forgot until I saw a bookmark on my browser today! (Funny how things work like that sometimes!)

Have you heard of Waldi? He was the 1972 Summer Olympic Games mascot and….wait for it… he was a Dachshund! He was created by German Designer Otl Aicher to represent the olympic values of resistance, tenacity, and agility. I think a dachshund pretty much sums that up! Waldi is certainly more loveable then the creepy, monster-like mascots we see at today’s games! What do you think?

To read more about Waldi click Here.

Good luck to all the Olympians competing at the Summer Olympics 2012 in London!