"The Olympics is a time for celebrating the world’s oldest games (that is, sports). But when it comes to video games, our Olympic inspired fare has always resulted in minor splashes like Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games.
Oh, but it could be—and has been—so much worse. It could have been a sequel to Izzy’s Quest for the Olympic Rings.
It was the summer of 1996, the centennial Olympics. The stage was Atlanta, Georgia, in the US of Aye. So being the entrepreneurial Americans we are, we decided to create and brand a mascot: a strange, Space Jam-looking thing called Izzy. Izzy was the official Olympic mascot.
Izzy also had a video game."
-- Maxwell Coviello