The mascot is an integral symbol of any large-scale sports forum, along with its logo. It is a visual image that will have a direct association for millions of people around the world with our country, as well as it is a factor that will unite all guests and inspire participants to victory. Today we are honored to present our mascot - Lesik. The character, whom we will see again and again in the center of sports battles and cultural festivals.
Lesik represents friendship, development, harmony, discipline, determination, cheerfulness, invincibility and vigour!
How? You are all surely familiar with novella The Little Prince, written by Frenchman Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. As the story goes, the Little Prince came to Earth and befriended a little fox, who taught the boy about many things, including the meaning of friendship.
The story of our baby fox Lesik begins when the Little Prince returned home, leaving Earth and Lesik behind. Having made such a good friend in the Prince, Lesik quickly missed him and all he could think about was finding new friends.
He walked all over his neighbourhood in search of friends, which helped his legs grow very strong. He listened very hard in hopes he could hear friends, which made his ears grow large. One day he heard the story of a legendary flower called the Paparats Kvetka (fern flower) that could make all his dreams come true, but he would have to travel to Belarus to find it.
Belarus was far away from Lesik’s home, but he decided that if was to find true friendship again, he would have to make the journey. (Thanks to his fitness tracker, Lesik knows it took a million steps to reach Belarus – but it was worth it!)