By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On the night of Sunday, November 23rd, the 2016 Rio Organizing Committee revealed the official mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic games. The two mascots, a yellow creature chosen for the Olympic Games and a green and blue being picked for the Paralympic games, stand for Brazil's wide variety of animals and plants.

The official unveiling of the 2016 Rio mascots followed a flurry of activity featuring former Olympic mascots appearing

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