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Lesik the Baby Fox wins international mascot competition

Baku, February 4, AZERTAC

The mascot of the 2nd European Games took part in the LTeam Olympic Winter Festival which is the biggest winter sport event in Lithuania, according to the official website of the 2nd European Games. Its aim is to introduce various types of sports for people, promote winter sports and encourage physical activities.

Fourth year in a row it took place at Snow Arena in Druskininkai from 1-3 February. Various running events, orienteering, ice hockey, winter volleyball, skiing tournaments as well as the competition of the mascots attract thousands of participants and spectators. This year the festival gathered together sports mascots from Belarus and Lithuania.

From the very first contest, the leadership in the race was captured by lovely Lesik the Baby Fox, who rushed from the mountain on a kind of winter bike with a breeze, leaving his pursuers far behind. Also, Lesik was on the top in dance competition. He scored maximum points from the jury World and Olympic Champions. Lesik kept the first place until the end of the competition and got the champion title.

Lesik is the new champion! The new winner thanks everyone for their support and promises not to slow down, but only move forward!

The festival was summed up by the President of the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania, Daina Gudzinevičiūtė:

“The Winter Olympic Festival was held for the sixth time already, four of them were right here in Druskininkai. At the very beginning it was one day that included a demonstration of various winter sports. During these six years, the forum has changed a lot. This year we had three festival days and approximately three thousand participants. The mascot tournament, of course, have a special place in the competition program. Lesik showed himself really well! Of course, I can’t help saying that we were very happy to be the first of all European countries to meet this charming little fox in our country.”

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