Vancouver 2010 Mascot


Thursday, November 1st, 2007 — 2:31pm PST
Comments 12

Update November 27, 2007: The mascots have been revealed, read more here.

A big huggable bear? A bird of some kind? Perhaps a giant inukshuk come to life? Just what exactly will the Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascot look like?

It’s a closely guarded Olympic secret! The designs have been drawn and redrawn for more than a year, and tested and retested before special audiences across the continent. But finally, later this month, we’ll get to see the 2010 Winter Olympic mascots. [News1130]

I’m seriously scared, I have no idea what to expect but in my opinion Vancouver’s got pretty great mascots so far. Fin is charismatic, full of energy and just plain crazy. Then there’s Jack, he’s pretty lovable and has some great dance moves and who can forget Expo Ernie – he rules.

To view what has passed for an Olympic mascot in past years they have an archive gallery available.

I gotta say, it might be hard to top “The Friendlies” for Beijing 2008. I personally like HuanHuan’s fiery spirit and can-do attitude.

But have Vancouver 2010 organizers found their true creative genius to come up with an image we’ll all come to know very well over the next few years? I guess we’ll all find out soon enough.

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12 comments

  1. Adelaide says:

    I’m guessing it will have to do with some native symbol of some sort…

  2. gusgreeper says:

    as long as it is not made of rock and they don’t put eyes on it. and i agreed i am scared i was actually scared to click the twitter link thinking you had it in picture seeing as you know if and when im reading *news* and blogs i head here first. you are better than ctv that is why they are here everyday scooping your stories. that is so i can haz you should put on cat ears and make that into one!!!!!

  3. Miss604 says:

    haha i can haz mazkot?

  4. wyn says:

    Maybe it will be a Coho salmon standing on its fins. (Shiver.) Jack and the Expo guy are pretty darn adorable but “taken” so you are left in the realm of bears, birds, fish, and rocks. I agree that it’d be hard to top the Friendlies – China did a great job with them despite, I might add, them not being an anime/cute characters powerhouse.

  5. Miss604 says:

    Yeah my guess would probably be some sort of bear? Maybe they can re-use the Super Grizz costume.

  6. Adelaide says:

    Hey right, they’ve plastered all those tacky bears around the city. You know…the ones where they’re decorated individually by one artist. (Sorry if any of your readers are actually one of them who painted one of those monstrous art pieces). I’ve seen some monstrous whale ones too. I don’t think I’d mind a bear. Whale…overkill with that symbol already, IMO.

  7. Trevor says:

    Given the genius that went behind our Olympic logo, I do not have much hope for our future mascot. Maybe this time we could use art from a Native group actually from Vancouver, like the Haida. A thunderbird mascot would be pretty cool. Or, heck, why not an entire totem pole?

  8. fotoeins says:

    How about a representative from someone living in the Eastside?

  9. Joe says:

    a nice bushy beaver – something all Canadians love

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  12. […] if any of the Olympic mascots of the past have – I think we had it down in ‘76 (thanks to Rebecca for the link). Pretty mixed bag, I think. Ryan over at metroblogging vancouver, on the other hand, […]

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