Team GB is providing children from Lancashire with a once in a lifetime opportunity to become the official mascots for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Whether they are budding athletes themselves or just want to get behind Team GB and cheer them on, any child aged between five and 11 can get involved and represent the county amongst the Team GB athletes.

With just one year to go until the games get underway, Team GB is looking for Mini Mascots – five children who will get an extraordinary opportunity to be part of the team.

Once selected, the Mini Mascots will experience unforgettable moments on the journey to Paris 2024, from meeting the athletes to sending the team on their way to the games.

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From now until October, adults can apply for the chance for their child to be selected.

Following the nomination process, a shortlist will be asked why they’d love to be chosen as a Mini Mascot, and five will be chosen in November this year.

They will then get the chance to take part in several exclusive and exciting opportunities during the run-up to the games.

Carly Hodgson, Team GB head of marketing, said: “We’re thrilled to offer children across the nation the chance to be an official Mini Mascot for Team GB.

"For the first time ever, we’re offering kids the chance to be front and centre alongside the team as they prepare for the Games, in a role that we know can be hugely exciting and inspiring.

“The research has revealed just how much of a role our athletes play when it comes to inspiring the next generation of young people to embrace sport and we believe this is a significant opportunity to engage children in all that Team GB and the Olympic Games can offer.

"Our Mini Mascots will be a huge part of the team as we prepare for Paris 2024 and we can’t wait to discover who they will be.

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“It’s incredibly easy to apply for the opportunity and we’d love to see as many people as possible giving kids the chance to be a part of this amazing experience.”

Helen Glover, rower and two-time Olympic champion, added: “It’s brilliant that Team GB is searching for kids to be official Mini Mascots for the team.

"It’s the first time this has ever been done and as a mum myself I am excited to be a part of giving children all over the country this opportunity.

“It’s really rewarding to see children finding joy in sport and this is a fantastic opportunity to bring them even closer to the action as an inspirational part of Team GB.”

Parents or guardians can nominate their child to become a mascot by entering their details at