Choosing a mascot for Sochi
In Sochi, dolphins are everywhere. Local workshops are selling Olympic-themed glass figurines by the dozen.
Olympic gymnastic champion Aleksandr Dityagin has an interesting view on what a dolphin mascot might look like.
“It would be nice to dress the dolphin in a Russian hat with fur-earflaps, mittens and high felt boots,” he said.
And dolphins at the Sochi Aquarium already have an Olympic programme.
They've been taught to jump through a model of the Olympics' five crossed rings.
Meanwhile, some heavy weight guest stars from Israel are also in Sochi, as honorary guests of the Olympiad. Four eight-month-old female hippos will take their place in the Aquarium, right next to the dolphins.