The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

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October 2, 2009

Oct. 2, 1988

On October 2, 1988, the Olympic Games held in Seoul Korea ended, ending also the best Olympic mascot ever: Hodori.

Hodori was a friendly little tiger designed by Kim Hyun to show the spirit of the games. His name comes from the Korean word for Tiger, and Dori, little boy. The friendly tiger of Seoul wore the Olympic Rings around its neck, much like a medal, while sporting a traditional Korean dance hat on its head.

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