The five mascots from previous Olympic and Paralympic games are, starting at the left, Fu Niu Lele, Mandeville, Misha, Wenlock and Athena. Photo Provided by Rio 2016 Organizing Committee
Five mascots from previous Olympic and Paralympic games arrived in Rio de Janeiro to meet the Rio 2016 mascots, who will make their first public appearance on Monday. The five mascots, Misha (Moscow 1980), Athena (Athens 2004), Fu Niu Lele (Beijing 2008), and Wenlock and Mandeville (London 2012), landed in the "Marvellous City"on Nov 20. It is the first time that mascots from past games have visited the current host city. Beth Lula, Rio 2016's brand director said: "I think the whole world will fall in love with our mascots, just like we already have. They are very communicative, very playful. They are magical creatures that represent our culture, our people, really well." Before the unveiling of the Rio 2016 mascots, the former mascots will visit some of Rio's famous scenic spots like Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue and Copacabana Beach.