Accessory Mascots

Goddesses & Nymphs:  Women With Olympic Flame.

This bronze mascot of a semi-clad woman carrying the Olympic flame was to celebrate the Olympic flame debut at the 1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands Olympic Games.  It was the first time, the Olympic flame had been lit at the top of a tower that was placed inside the stadium and was designed by Jan Wils.  The flame remained lit throughout the games, at this time, the torch relay was not yet practised.  Also making its debut at these games were track-and-field events and gymnastics for women.  There had been much resistance to these additions by Coubertin and others who feared that having women compete in these events would cause them to either become "masculine" or to ruin their health and make them unable to have children.  I am not sure if this was an official Olympic mascot.