Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The mascots for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games were unveiled yesterday.
And the trio are, from left to right: Sumi, an animal spirit, Quatchi, a sasquatch, and Miga, a sea bear. Strange, but true.
Miga is a combination of an orca or killer whale and the "spirit" or Kermode bear. Quatchi is a big furry animal that a few people claim they have spotted, but have yet to prove the "big foot's" existence. And then Sumi is a mix of an orca and thunderbird, the mascot for the Paralympics.
They look.... Japanese. Not that that's a complaint. It's just an observation.
My colleague thinks they look much better than the Beijing Olympic mascots, called Fuwa. "We have five. That's too many. And Vancouver's look like real animals," she said.
She's not a big fan of Bei Bei, Jing Jing, Huan Huan, Ying Ying, Ni Ni. She'd rather just have the panda as the official animal of the Games.
With the 2008 Olympics still 253 days away, it looks like she'll be stuck with the Fuwa for a while yet.