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Beijing, 2008: The Fuwa Collectively known as the Fuwa (Chinese for "good luck dolls"), the five mascots of the Beijing Olympics corresponded to the five Olympic rings, as well as to five Feng Shui elements. From left, there was Nini, a swallow; Yingying, a Tibetan antelope; Huanhuan, the Olympic flame; Beibei, a fish, and Jinging, a giant panda. The five names form the Chinese phrase "Beijing huan ying ni," which means "Beijing welcomes you."