Commonwealth Games Mascots
Mascots for the Commonwealth Games were first introduced by the host country in 1978. They are now an integral part of the promotion and commercial success of the Commonwealth Games. There is more details about the mascot for the 2010 Games (Shera) and the 2006 Mascot (Karak).
List of Mascots
|2014||Glasgow||Clyde the Thistle man, is named after the host city’s famous river. The mascot design was chosen from more than 4000 entries in a UK-wide competition, won by 12-year-old Beth Gilmour.|
|2010||Delhi||Shera, a Royal Bengal Tiger. The mascot is depicted wearing a white sporting jersey and blue shorts. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. The mascot embodies values that the Indian nation is proud of: majesty, courage, power and grace.|
|2006||Melbourne||Karak, a south-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne) .|
|2002||Manchester||Kit, a Cat|
|1998||Kuala Lumpur||Wira, the Orang Utan. Wira, which means warrior in the local Malaysian tongue, was designed to portray the friendly personality of the games host, Malaysia - strong and proud and yet gentle and humble.|
|1994||Victoria||Klee Wyck, an Orca (Killer) Whale|
|1990||Auckland||Goldie the Kiwi bird|
|1986||Edinburgh||Mac, a black "Scottie" dog|
|1982||Brisbane||Matilda, the Kangaroo|
|1978||Edmonton||Keyano, a Swan Hills Grizzly Bear; Keyano is a Cree Indian word which means unity and brotherhood|
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