A loveable koala with fur the colour of the ocean and a passion for surfing and adventure was spectacularly revealed this morning as the mascot for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (TM) (GC2018).
Borobi - the indigenous Yugambeh language word for koala - will play a key role in welcoming the athletes of the world and bringing to life the true spirit of the Games.
It is the first time a koala has been chosen as the mascot of a major Australian multisport event.
Inspired by a drawing by Brisbane school teacher Merrilyn Krohn, the winner of the GC2018 Mascot Design Competition, Borobi’s outgoing and positive personality will invite the world to Share the Dream(TM) of GC2018.
Borobi on facebook.