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Commonwealth Games Mascot: Gold Coast, 2018

The mascot for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast was Borobi, the Blue koala. The features of Borobi included blue fur and colored ears, crimson nose, sunscreen, Indigenous markings on hands and feet.

A national competition was held to select the mascot design, the winner announced two years before the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The winning idea by Upper Kedron teacher Merrilyn Krohn was picked from 4,000 entries.

The name is derived from the word for koala in the indigenous language Yugambeh.

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