List of Asian Games mascots
The Asian Games mascots are fictional characters, usually an animal native to the area or human figures, who represent the cultural heritage of the place where the Asian Games are taking place. The mascots are often used to help market the Asian Games to a younger audience. Every Asian Games since 1982 has its own mascot. Appu, the mascot for the 1982 Asian Games, was the first mascot.
|1982 Asian Games||New Delhi||Appu||Indian elephant|
|1986 Asian Games||Seoul||Hodori||Tiger cub||Common in Korean legends. Also used in the 1988 Summer Olympics.|
|1986 Asian Winter Games||Sapporo||Unnamed mascot||Squirrel|
|1990 Asian Games||Beijing||Pan Pan||Panda|
|1990 Asian Winter Games||Sapporo||Unnamed mascot||Squirrel|
|1994 Asian Games||Hiroshima||Poppo and Cuccu||Pair of white doves||Poppo and Cuccu, male and female respectively, represent peace and harmony.|
|1996 Asian Winter Games||Harbin||Doudou||Character inspired by the pea plant|
|1998 Asian Games||Bangkok||Chai-yo||Thai elephant||Elephant is a very distinctive animal which has lived with the people of Thailand for many generations and is universally admired for its strengths and nobility. The mascot's name "Chai-yo", is usually shouted by a group of people to show their unity and solidarity.|
|1999 Asian Winter Games||Kangwon||Gomdori||Half-moon black bear cub|
|2002 Asian Games||Busan||Duria||Seagull||Seagulls, are sometimes called the city bird of Busan. It is named "Duria", a combination of the two words 'Durative' and 'Asia', which means "You and Me Together" in the Korean language, and expresses the ideal of the Games: to promote unity and partnership among Asian countries.|
|2003 Asian Winter Games||Aomori||Winta||Black woodpecker|
|2005 Asian Indoor Games||Bangkok||Hey and Há||Couple of elephants||The blue and athletic elephant was named Hey and the yellow and plump one was Há. They were to convey the meaning of amusement, merriment and relaxation, thus in a way reflecting the natures of the Asian Indoor Games a great deal.|
|2006 Asian Games||Doha||Orry||Qatari oryx.||Oryx is a native antelope of the Middle East and the national animal of Qatar. Chosen by the games' Organising Committee to represent energy, determination, sportsmanship spirit, commitment, enthusiasm, participation, respect, peace and fun. He is described as a great sportsman.|
|2007 Asian Winter Games||Changchun||Lulu||Sika deer||Sika deer is a native deer of East Asia. In the Chinese culture, this deer is considered to be a symbol of good luck and fortune.|
|2007 Asian Indoor Games||Macau||Mei Mei||Black-faced spoonbill|
|2008 Asian Beach Games||Bali Province||Jalak bali||Bali starling||Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) is a bird species endemic to the island of Bali.|
|2009 Asian Youth Games||Singapore||Frasia||Lion||The mascot's name, "Frasia", means Friends of Asia. The mascot embodies the values and spirit of the Asian Youth Games. The sprightly lion exemplifies friendship, respect and excellence. It constitutes a spirited representation of young hearts and minds in pursuit of sporting excellence.|
|2009 Asian Indoor Games||Hanoi||Gà Hồ||Hồ chicken||The Hồ chicken is a distinctly Vietnamese rare breed of chicken, familiar as a symbol in Vietnam. According to folklore, the chicken have the five qualities of a man of honour: literacy, martial arts, physical strength, humanity and loyalty.|
|2009 Asian Martial Arts Games||Bangkok||Hanuman Yindee||Monkey||"Hanuman" is a white – creamy super monkey from Ramakien and considers it as the God of the ape which has every kind of fighting skill with strong determination of great success.|
|2010 Asian Games||Guangzhou||A Xiang, A He, A Ru, A Yi and Le Yangyang||Five rams||The Chinese character "yang," or "goat," is an auspicious symbol because, when read together, the Chinese names of the five rams are a message of blessing, literally meaning "harmony, blessings, success and happiness" (祥和如意樂洋洋).|
|2010 Asian Beach Games||Muscat||Al Jebel||Tahr|
|Al Reeh||Houbara bustard|
|Al Med||Green turtle|
|2011 Asian Winter Games||Astana and Almaty||Irby||Snow leopard|
|2012 Asian Beach Games||Haiyang||Sha Sha, Yang Yang, and Hai Hai||Character inspired by dragon and phoenix|
|2013 Asian Youth Games||Nanjing||Yuan Yuan||Eosimias sinensis||Eosimias sinensis is the earliest higher primate to date found in Jiangsu Province. |
|2013 Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games||Incheon||Barame, Chumuro, and Vichuan||Three spotted seal||The mascots' name means wind, dance and light in Korean. According to the organizers, the mascots were chosen as symbolic to the future peace between South Korea and North Korea. Also used in the 2014 Asian Games.|
|2014 Asian Games||Incheon||Barame, Chumuro, and Vichuon||Three spotted seal||see 2013 Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games mascot|
|2014 Asian Beach Games||Phuket||Sintu, Sakorn, and Samut||Three green sea turtles||The name Sintu, Sakorn, Samut shares the same meaning of water. Sea turtle is a symbol of endurance fertility, sustainability and growth.|
|2016 Asian Beach Games||Da Nang||Chim Yen||Swiftlet||Special characteristic of the southern central coastal region of Vietnam is famous for bird nest - a product of high economic value in general and a specialty of Da Nang in particular.|
|2017 Asian Winter Games||Sapporo||Ezomon||Flying squirrel||The mascot is modeled after a very special type of flying squirrel only found in the Hokkaido region of Japan.|
|2017 Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games||Ashgabat||Wepaly||Alabai||The mascot's' name means loyal friend in Turkmen. Alabai is renowned as a courageous animal for many centuries has helped Turkmen shepherds to safeguard flocks of cattle in heavy conditions.|
|2018 Asian Games||Jakarta and Palembang||Bhin Bhin||Bird-of-paradise||The mascots reflect Indonesia's diversity with three animals, each from different regions in Indonesia. Bhin Bhin wear a vest with Asmat traditional motifs from the Papua, Eastern Indonesia Region, which symbolize strategy. Atung wear a batik tumpal sarong from Central Indonesian Region, which symbolizes speed and a "Never give up fighting" spirit. Kaka (originally named Ika) wear a flower motif from Palembang's Songket scraf that represents Western Indonesia Region, which symbolize power.|
|2020 Asian Beach Games||Sanya||Yaya||Eld's deer||Eld's deer is the indigenous animal reputed as the "Elves of Hainan island" and a Class I Key Protected Species in China. The first "ya" of the mascot name comes from Sanya, and the second one from Asia, whose Chinese name is yazhou.|
|2021 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games||Bangkok and Chonburi||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2021 Asian Youth Games||Shantou||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2022 Asian Games||Hangzhou||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2025 Asian Youth Games||Tashkent||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2026 Asian Games||Nagoya||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|2030 Asian Games||TBA||TBA||TBA|
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