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Grenoble, France—Winter 1968

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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.

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.

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