The mascots for the first! ever! Youth Olympics in Singapore. (It's like the real Olympics, only smaller. Think... Little League.) And what does every modern international sporting event need?
Spirit Animals. Or something...
Lyo (pronounced Leo) and Merly are a lion and some sort of aquatic... mammal... (with ribbons for hair?) who are very concerned with the environment and, you know, youth. EXCITING! According to the FAQs, no plushes are available as of yet.
Ah, Wikipedia has informed me that Merly is a merlion. Like a mermaid, only in lion form. Maybe her hair can act as gills? Or something?