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China-made Paris Olympics mascots fuel criticism in France

Nov. 17, 2022 06:59 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The mascots for the 2024 Paris Olympics are a symbol of the French Republic. Most of them are made in China, and that does not go down well in France. The Phryges mascots are manufactured by French companies Gipsy Toys and Doudou et Compagnie. They use fabric...

Column: Izzy's long run as worst Olympic mascot is over

Nov. 15, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Izzy, we've got some good news. Your 26-year reign as the worst Olympic mascot is over. The much-despised, often-ridiculed, computer-generated blob from the 1996 Atlanta Games has been toppled as the G.O.A.T. (Grossest Of All Time) by a ... well,...