This is a Monday, Nov. 24, 2014  file photo of the mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympics, left, and Paralympic Games make their first official appearance at a public school in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named as Vinicius, left,  and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom it was announced Monday Dec. 15, 2014. The names honor Brazilian musicians and partners Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim. They were exponents of Bossa Nova music and creators of the famous song "The Girl from Ipanema." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The mascot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been named Vinicius, and the Paralympics mascot will go by the name of Tom.

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