Column: Izzy’s long run as worst Olympic mascot is over


              FILE - In this July 19, 1995, file photo, Izzy, the mascot of the Olympic Games of Atlanta 1996, dances in front of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The much-hated blob that represented the 1996 Atlanta Games has been supplanted by the mascot for the Paris Olympics — a Phrygian cap. (AP Photo/Donald Stampfli, File)
            
              FILE - Mascots of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, right, and Paralympics Games, a Phrygian cap, jump during a preview in Saint Denis, outside Paris, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.  Izzy, the much-hated blob that represented the 1996 Atlanta Games has been supplanted by the mascot for the Paris Olympics — a Phrygian cap. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)