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TODAY   |  February 05, 2014

Cuddly Olympic mascots finally arrive in Sochi

A polar bear, hare, and leopard have landed at the Games. They were chosen from more than 24,000 sketches and voted on in a poll.

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>>> well, the athletes aren't the only ones who have been seen milling around the streets of sochi. the mascots have finally arrived there. so far, they've been a big hit . there's the polar bear , the hare and the leopard. they were narrowed down by a judging panel. and one thing many people are noticing the mascots are surprisingly normal. remember these from the winter olympics in the past? and the mythical creatures from vancouver, or the snowball and ice cube in torino. this had a little bit more of a