Chairman: I did not design the dog

Analysis

Tamás Gyárfás, the chairman of the Hungarian Swimming Association, said yesterday on commercial channel ATV that “I don’t know whose it is, I did not create it”, in reference to the mascot for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, which has been criticized for having “no soul” and no “pigment”.

Gyárfás (left) is talking about the mascot being shown by the presenter.

The chairman took a plush toy with himself to the studio and said “this is the original” and added that the mascot under criticism is “not being used” by the association, but was made “for free” by a “relative”.

He said that the mascot design of Bol-dog was not chosen through a tender, and if the public wants another mascot, then it will be changed. He said that the 100-meter relay “is confirmed”, as is the 800-meter and 1,500 meter relays, however, they “are not insisting on Bol-dog”, the mascot.

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