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Mascots - Beijing 2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad Name: The Fuwa - good-luck dolls
Originally named: The Friendlies
Designed by: Han Meilin
The Fuwa: fish, giant panda, fire, Tibetan antelope, and swallow designs or water, metal, fire, wood, and earth (the five elements of Chinese philosophy)
The five Fuwa are named: Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini.*
* When the first syllable of each of the five names are said together, the result is the phrase "Beijing huanyíng ni" - which means Beijing welcomes you

Beibei - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China Beibei - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China
Name - Beibei (voiced by Andreana Karollas)
Gender - Female
Olympic Ring - Blue
Element - Water
Design - Chinese Sturgeon
Personality - gentle, pure
Represented ideal - prosperity
Represented sport - aquatic sports
Cultural inspiration - Chinese sturgeon; Traditional Chinese New Year decorative picture of lotus and fish; fish design from Neolithic artifacts

Jingjing - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China Jingjing - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China
Name - Jingjing (voiced by Vincent Scaglia)
Gender - Male
Olympic Ring - Black
Element - Wood
Design - Giant panda
Personality - honest, optimistic
Represented ideal - happiness
Represented sport - weightlifting, judo, etc.
Cultural inspiration - Giant panda; Song Dynasty lotus-shaped porcelain

Huanhuan - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China Huanhuan - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China
Name - Huanhuan (voiced by Briana Gonzalez)
Gender - Male
Olympic Ring - Red
Element - Fire
Design - Olympic Flame
Personality - extrovert, enthusiastic
Represented ideal - passion
Represented sport - ball sports
Cultural inspiration - Fire design from the Mogao Grottoes

The Fuwa - Mascots of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China
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Yingying - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China Yingying - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China
Name - Yíngying (voiced by Chris Tsakonas)
Gender - Male
Olympic Ring - Yellow
Element - Earth
Design - Tibetan antelope
Personality - lively, vivacious
Represented ideal - health
Represented sport - track and field
Cultural inspiration - Tibetan antelope, Tibetan and Xinjiang ethnic costumes

Nini - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China Nini - Mascot of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing - China
Name - Nini (voiced by Andreana Karollas)
Gender - Female
Olympic Ring - Green
Element - Sky
Design - Swallow
Personality - innocent, joyous
Represented ideal - good fortune
Represented sport - gymnastics
Cultural inspiration - The swallow; Beijing's shayan kites

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