The white tiger and the Asiatic black bear became the official mascots of Winter Olympic-2018, reports the organizing committee’s official website.
Both animals are fundamental in Korean mythology and are closely tied to Korean culture and folklore.
Soohorang, the white tiger, serves as a trustworthy mascot for the Olympic Games, as a guardian animal that represents Korea. "Sooho" means it protects the athletes, spectators and the rest of those who participate in the Olympics.
The Asian black bear Bandabi symbolizes willpower and courage.