2010 Vancouver Olympic Mascots

  • Miga — a snowboarding sea-bear inspired by the First Nations’ legends of the Pacific Northwest. Miga, described as mischievous and outgoing, is part sea-bear and part orca whale.
  • Quatchi — a shy and gentle Sasquatch with a long brown beard and blue earmuffs meant to conjure the mystery and wonder associated with Canada’s wilderness.
  • Sumi — an animal guardian spirit, who flies with the wings of the thunderbird, is described as “a natural born leader with a passion for protecting the environment.”

Personally I don’t like them, they don’t have a Canadian feel to them at all. They look like Japanese cartoons to me. The identities of the new mascots were a highly guarded secret until Tuesday. Most Canadians thought the mascots would be a moose, maple leaf, hockey puck, beaver, Canada goose etc.

What do you think?