World's Strangest Olympic Souvenirs
Grenoble, France—Winter 1968
The Souvenir: Schuss.
The Story: This wildly popular unofficial mascot celebrates downhill skiers, hence his namesake (schuss is a downhill ski run, timed for speed). Though his image adorned pins and was cast in plastic, Schuss was never made into a stuffed character—the one trait separating him from all the official Olympic mascots that follow.