Who is the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 Mascot? Meet Soohorang!

Who is the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 Mascot? Meet Soohorang!

With every Olympic games, there’s a mascot and this year, it’s Soohorang!

The cute animal is a white tiger and has long been considered Korea’s guardian animal.

The first part of his name, “Sooho”, means protection in Korean and symbolizes the protection offered to the athletes, spectators and other participants of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The last part of his name, “Rang”, comes from the middle letter of “Ho-rang-i”, the Korean word for “tiger,” and is also the last letter of “Jeong-seon A-ri-rang”, a cherished traditional folk song of Gangwon Province, where the Games will be held.

Soohorang not only has a challenging spirit and passion, but is also a trustworthy friend who protects the athletes, spectators and all the participants of the Olympic Games.

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