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Here are the 2016 Olympic mascots

The 2016 Rio Organizing Committee has revealed the official mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic games, which will be held in Brazil.

The Olympics' mascot is a yellow cat, while the Paralympics' mascot is a leafy green creature. And the Brazilian public will get to name them: Some of the potential names for the pair includes Oba and Eba; Tiba Tuque and Esquindim, and Vinicius and Tom.

The mascots are part of a 12,000-product Olympic merchandising campaign. Reuters reports that the committee hopes to raise $398 million in sales from Rio 2016 merchandise — and there's even a Brazilian television series centered around the mascots in the works.