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1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York

1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York

"Roni" the raccoon was the mascot at the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. He replaced Rocky, a real raccoon, who died before the games began.

"Roni" the raccoon was the mascot at the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. He replaced Rocky, a real raccoon, who died before the games began.

3 Comments on 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York

  1. Was there a previous Olympic poster of roni raccoon,before the one issued to the public.

    • Yes. The previous poster, which was withdrawn, had the raccoon mascot nibbling on the Olympic rings. It was nixed, late in the game, and a very few of these are still available.

  2. poor thing :<

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