In addition to their medals, Olympians will also receive a special stuffed animal of the games' mascot wearing a hat that reflects the medal awarded.
The commemorative is inspired after uhsahwa, a traditional gift given to those who pass Korean state exams. Olympians will receive a white tiger modeled after mascot Soohorang, and Paralympians will get their mascot Bandabi, an Asiatic black bear. Each animal symbolizes special qualities too. In Korean folk tales, tigers embody trust. strength. and protection, while the bear represents strong will and courage. [Source]
#2018평창 동계올림픽·동계패럴림픽 메달리스트🏅 시상품! 대회 챔피언들에게 최고 예우를 표현하는 디자인으로 제작된 마스코트 #수호랑 과 #반다비 입니다.— PyeongChang 2018 (@pyeongchang2018) December 27, 2017
This mascot will be also awarded to the Olympic & Paralympic Champions!#PyeongChang2018 #Champions #prize #Soohorang #Bandabi pic.twitter.com/TqBtFvlWkv