2008 Beijing Olympics Store: Beijing Mascot Plush Set

2008 Beijing Olympics Store: Beijing Mascot Plush Set

Four of these Fuwa represent a popular Chinese animal, while the fifth represents an enduring symbol of Olympic competition. Beibei (blue) is the fish; Jingjing (black) is the Panda; Huanhuan (red) is the Olympic flame; Yingying (yellow) is the Tibetan antelope; and Nini (green) is the swallow. When you string the first syllable of the names together, the Chinese characters announce "Welcome to Beijing ! " The most important mission of these irresistible characters is to spread a message of peace and friendship throughout the world. If that is all that the Games manage to accomplish, it will be a rousing success.