Hodori - 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul

The official mascot for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea is Hidori. The name Hodori was chosen from 2,295 suggestions sent in by the public. It was a stylized tiger designed by Kim Hyun as an amicable Amur Tiger, portraying the friendly and hospitable traditions of the Korean people. It is a portmanteau of "Ho", which is a derived word from the Korean word for "tiger" (horangi), and "dori", which is a diminutive for "boys" in Korean. There was also a female tiger named "Hosuni", but she was seldom used. (source: link)

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