The FISU #MascotMonday tournament is into its business end, with Wugie from Edmonton 1983 taking on U-Laika from Krasnoyarsk 2019 in the first semifinal that starts today.
Since mid-November, FISU has been brightening up Mondays with the #MascotMondays tournament, with winners decided by votes on social media.
Eight mascots from previous winter and summer editions of the FISU World University Games were selected for this virtual tournament.
Wugie the owl from the Edmonton 1983 Summer Universiade wears a graduation cap, representing the wisdom gained from education. Wugie was the first ever mascot of the Summer Universiade and also marked Canada’s debut of hosting the World University Games. Wugie has also met royalty, as he was joined by none other than Charles, Prince of Wales at the opening ceremony!
In the quarterfinals, Wugie got past Sappy the deer from Sapporo 1991, with about 60% of the votes cast.