For the official Sochi Olympic mascots, see this post.
For the official Sochi Paralympic mascots, see this post.
Finally, for the satirical mascots of Sochi 2014, click here.
The present collection holds the images of alternative mascots, which were considered prior to the people’s voting and the selection of the Leopard, the Polar Bear, and the Hare. Some of the candidates below were serious contenders, and others mere submissions, which nevertheless merit a mention.