After Marino, the wolf of the first edition and Rasta, the porcupine emblem of the 2001 edition, will still be a curious small animal of San Marino territory to represent the spirit of the Games. The new mascot is in fact Sammy, a passionate athletic geotriton with a sneaker hat and tennis slippers.
The mascot was chosen through a competition announcement issued by CONS and the Organizing Committee “San Marino 2017” in collaboration with the State Secretariat for Public Education and the State Secretariat for Sport reserved for Sammarinese students of elementary, middle and upper secondary schools . More than 80 papers have been received, which were examined by a jury composed of representatives of the Organizing Committee of the Games, the two Secretariats and two teachers.
All of them have been chosen graphically by the 16-year-old Francesco Gatti, a Serravalle student of the Industrial Engineering Institute, who presented an original geotriton. The Mascot of the Games of the Small States 2017 is a widespread amphibious in the edges and subsoil of Mount Titano, featuring chest number 301, symbolizing the foundation date of the Republic of San Marino, and elements typical of the sammarinese tradition, such as the flag , The crossbow and the hat of the sammarinesi tamburini. Later, they were the boys who participated in Sportinfiera 2015 to declare their name: Sammy.
Sammy’s mascot literally “got to life” on January 16, 2016 during the Sportinsieme Awards evening.
After joining the historic “Monte Titano Tour” to present to the Sammarinese population and after having first organized the “Countdown Relay” together with members of the San Marino 2017 Committee, Sammy, the mascot of the Games, wanted to wear another Turn the running shoes to participate in the “Christmas Marathon”. For the occasion he took off his famous athletic jacket and dressed in Santa Claus.