Olympic History: Barcelona & Albertville 1992

The 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona were widely seen as a successful rejuvenation of that city as a tourist destination. Plus, Cobi the Catalan Sheepdog mascot was pretty cute. The Albertville, France Winter Olympics featured a stylized flame logo, which at least was more creative than what the Canadians came up with for Calgary. A mountain goat named Chamois was originally going to be the mascot of the Albertville Games, but no one really liked it, so they came up with Magique, a snow imp. olympics 1992

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