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    Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics mascot(s) will be revealed on Nov 27. Here's more info:
    http://www.vancouver2010.com/en/Orga...0711061057-757

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    My guess - something like an orca duo. Or something "First Nations-y".

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut View Post
    My guess - something like an orca duo. Or something "First Nations-y".
    Hoping it will be an animal(s). Animals that are found in BC include:
    Spirit Bear - a.k.a. Kermode Bear - They are found on the central coast of BC. It's neaither an albino or polar bear, but a white black bear. Here's an article on Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kermode_bear
    Vancouver Island Marmot - an endangered species
    Cougar
    Sea Otter
    Moose
    Elk
    Orca
    Salmon
    Osprey
    Eagle
    Cariboo
    Beaver
    Coyote
    Wolf
    Grizzly Bear
    Black Bear
    Badger
    Big Horn Sheep
    Mountain Goats
    I've seen all these out in the wild except for the Spirit Bear and the Vancouver Island Marmot.

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    Don't forget the elusive Naiveus Environmentalus, otherwise known as Tre Arrow. He'd be a great Olympic mascot! He even knows a ton about running and torches! He's perfect!

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    Who Cares! It will be dumb and stupid like the previous one and the one from Atlanta. Not to mention to dumb Arizona Super Bowl Mascot "spike". DUMB!!!! How about we focus on the athletics?!

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    The above is not a slam against any member but merely the idea of mascots for the sporting events themselves.

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    While I agree the Olympics should focus on athletics, it's also a money making machine, you can't deny that. It's not cheap hosting an Olympics, and if the government of a nation isn't going to fund them, you have to get the money somehow! Mascots and their products are one way of doing that.

    Plus, mascots bring the Games to the children of the world. They see the mascots, ask what they are, and then focus on the sports and then get into the Games that way, or at least that's the gist of them.

    Whether a mascot in and of themselves is dumb or not is a personal choice. But the purpose of them is important to "selling" the Games to the younger generation.

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    I was watching our Global BC news today and they hinted that the mascot may be a Kermode Bear, a.k.a. Spirit Bear. They showed a story where a little Spirit Bear cub was rescued up near Smithers and they are rehabilitating him in Terrace. They said that they want to release him back in the wild when he gets a little bigger, probably in the early summer. Cute little bear, except that his fur wasn't white because it was dirty. He looked more like a brown bear. The reporter hinted that the Spirit Bear may be a mascot for the Olympics.
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    The mascots were revealed today. Check them out on the Vanoc website:
    http://www.vancouver2010.com/en




    A lot of the comments about them on other message boards are negative. For those of you living in LA, you guys probably had the best mascot so far; Sam the Eagle. Why was he good? He was designed by Disney.
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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    There's some interactive stuff here for the Mascots, games, etc:
    http://www.vancouver2010.com/mascots

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    They remind me of the freaky Beijing mascots, especially the black and white thing. I do love that sasquatch is an Olympic mascot now though

    I haven't been impressed with many mascots recently. I liked Sydneys but of late, they've been the only one's I've really liked.

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympicnut View Post
    I do love that sasquatch is an Olympic mascot now though
    I love that he has earmuffs!

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    ok, looking at the site, I love the official mascot sidekick Mukmuk. http://www.vancouver2010.com/mascot/en/profile_mm.php

    I mean, how can you not love that they have a marmot?

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    YES! Mukmuk rocks!!

    I forgot, I liked Salt Lakes mascots too.

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    Re: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Mascot(s) to be revealed Nov 27

    What's with the Olympic mascots always having to look like Hello Kitty characters now days?

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