From 7 to 23 February 2014 Sochi Olympics will bring . At each Olympiad State organizer chooses mascot, which should reflect the spirit of the host country , to bring good luck to participants , spectators cheer up . The symbols of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi will be the Bunny, Polar Bear and Leopard and Paralympics - Ray of Light and Snowflake .

In 2010, Russia announced a competition for the best symbol of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. They are all over the country sent more than 20,000 applications . Elections were held in several mascot tours. At the end of February 2011 won drawings Leopard , White Bear and Bunny . By choosing the mascots were attracted people across the country who could give their vote finalist get noticed by sms- voting. The general election symbols 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in the history of games were held for the first time . Also honors the Sochi Olympics was that the three mascots appeared simultaneously ( two in the Paralympic Games - Ray of Light and Snowflake) .

White teddy bear named Pole is similar in nature to the character of the Moscow Olympics 80 . he is the best friend of children , kind jovial , easygoing , caring and polite. He can not sit still , a lover of sleighs , always striving for new athletic heights , energetic and strong-willed, loves and knows how to win .

Leopard Barsik with fluffy white skins - tough and strong animal . He is a resident of the Caucasus Mountains , an expert on all slopes and a great climber . It helps bobsledder , loves snowboarding . It protects from the elements of Sochi and the next village .

Bunny Arrow is very active , she manages everything and everywhere. She is an excellent student , helps her mother , libit sport, and especially , figure skating.

Mascots Paralympics 2014 Ray of Light and Snowflake are of extraterrestrial origin . The first character came to the hot planet , and the second - with ice . They inspire special people to high achievement , help them discover an incredible opportunity in itself.

All these features symbols of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 were told by artists who drew sketches of the mascots Olympic Games in Russia .

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