For the Beijing Olympics she dressed as a panda. But for London 2012, when the Olympic Games visit her home town, Hello Kitty is pulling out all the stops. She’s competing in a wide range of events, helped by some of her long-term sponsors: Re-Ment and Sanrio have a cute collection of keychains, and Ty has an Olympic swimmer beanie baby.
The gold, silver and bronze medals for Cute are already in her grasp. Official London mascots Wenlock and Mandeville will eat her dust.