The mascots for the Paris Olympic Games (right) and Paralympics Games, a Phrygian cap. Photo: AP
The mascots for the Paris Olympic Games (right) and Paralympics Games, a Phrygian cap. Photo: AP

Olympic mascots made in China leave French with red faces, and questions being asked about production of ‘smiling hat’

  • Choice of cuddly toy proving hard sell after it emerges that just 8 per cent of mascot will be produced in France
  • Minister admits his country ‘no longer knows’ how to manufacture toy on industrial scale

The mascots for the Paris Olympic Games (right) and Paralympics Games, a Phrygian cap. Photo: AP
The mascots for the Paris Olympic Games (right) and Paralympics Games, a Phrygian cap. Photo: AP
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