Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Managing the Mascot Programme

We organised and managed multiple appearances of the official Rio 2016 mascots, Tom and Vinicius, as well as the Brazilian team mascot, Ginga.

We were tasked with the management of all mascot appearances at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This included recruitment, selection and training of the casting, choreographing, storage and maintenance of costumes.


Daily monitoring of the venue operations, working alongside the Rio 2016 committee to ensure we anticipated any issues that may appear around the numerous mascot appearances.

We organised 11 of Tom & Vinicius’ and two of Ginga´s costumes. Between the three mascots, we managed more than 600 appearances, for 30 different clients in 10 different countries.