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And about London's mascot: a design similar to Cobi (but not exactly the same idea, of course) could fit the brand. Since Barcelona 1992, mascots aren't real animals (such as Hodori, Sam or Misha) - with the exception of Sydney 2000 - so I think we shouldn't expect something like a lion dressed like a Royal Guard, for exemple, to be chosen. It could always be an abstract lion... :P

Salt Lake '02 had a good old trio of real, reliable animals: a bear (Coal), a coyote (Copper) and a snowhare (Powder).

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LOL....on par? You've gotta be kidding. I'm quite sure these 2012 mascots won't be anywhere as popular as the 2010 mascots, though they will most certainly sell to a certain extent as come 2012 peop

I love the idea, but the animation of the cartoon is dreadful.

**** sake move on - yes you hate the mascot - logo etc etc - but are you still pissed off about the british press & vancouver?? mandeville and wenlock are on par with vancouver's mascots - get use

Salt Lake '02 had a good old trio of real, reliable animals: a bear (Coal), a coyote (Copper) and a snowhare (Powder).

I was thinking about SOG only, but you're right.

BTW, I've just realized that mascots from WOG are very similar to the previous summer Games edition's mascots. I mean Salt Lake City's trio were, in a way, similar to Sydney's; Neve and Gliz from Torino were like Athenà and Phèvos from Athens; Sumi from Vancouver 2010 looks like Nini from Beijing 2008...

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I was thinking about SOG only, but you're right.

BTW, I've just realized that mascots from WOG are very similar to the previous summer Games edition's mascots. I mean Salt Lake City's trio were, in a way, similar to Sydney's; Neve and Gliz from Torino were like Athenà and Phèvos from Athens; Sumi from Vancouver 2010 looks like Nini from Beijing 2008...

Well, while 1976 had a pair of double cauldron-lighters (for Innsbruck II and Montreal), 1988 saw double mascots for Calgary and then Seoul!!

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Is it too late to bring Izzy out of retirement? His bizzare look would go great with the London 2012 logo. :lol:

I don't think so... As I've said I think Cobi would fit London's brand more than Izzy.

BTW, when are they planning to launch the online store? I thought it was going to be in autumn but I haven't heard anything yet.

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I don't think so... As I've said I think Cobi would fit London's brand more than Izzy.

BTW, when are they planning to launch the online store? I thought it was going to be in autumn but I haven't heard anything yet.

Whats happening about the Mascot,

Now Iv seen the London at night pins Im feeling more optemistic.

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bump time <(ºwº<)

Okay, if i remember right, Beijing 2008 unveiled their mascots at their 1000 days countdown. I guess London probably wont today.

I wonder whats taking them so long. Can anyone told me when was the deadline for the mascot contest? Altough i'm having a feeling that they are going to make a weird experiment for a mascot, i hope not (since the look of the games is starting to get more appealing, at least for me, they can come up with a good idea).

Anyway, just to make a little revisit, here are some of the previous sport mascots used onn sport events hold at Britain:

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Goliath, mascot of Euro 1996

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Kit, mascot of the 2002 CWG in Manchester

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Mascot of the GB team who took part on Beijing 2008 olympics (no idea about his name)

And of course, who could forget Willie, the 1966 WC mascot

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To be honest, using a lion AGAIN as a mascot (altough 2002 was some kind of cat *shotdead* ) would be greatly dissapointing and not a surprise. Altough i would dislike even more that they do a weird experiment a la Izzy :lol:

They can use another british animal or creature. My personal choice would be a dragon, since its on the London coat of arms

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Personally an anthro dragon as a mascot (if designed well and appealing to all audiences) would be kickass (altough there can be people which would relate the dragon with wales, and/or the St George story)

Another choice would be a team of mascots like Beijing 2008, using a team of british-related animals and/or creatures, but to be honest i dislike a great number of mascots for an event to be used, it gets kinda annoying and confusing (i think they could have done it well just using Beibei).

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I was thinking about SOG only, but you're right.

BTW, I've just realized that mascots from WOG are very similar to the previous summer Games edition's mascots. I mean Salt Lake City's trio were, in a way, similar to Sydney's; Neve and Gliz from Torino were like Athenà and Phèvos from Athens; Sumi from Vancouver 2010 looks like Nini from Beijing 2008...

Oh my gosh, I never thought of it that way before, but you're right! I definitely see the ressemblence between Sumi and Nini.

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Kit, mascot of the 2002 CWG in Manchester

I find this one really nice. It's my idea of a mascot - doesn't need to be an exact animal but at least something which looks like it. You're right, a lion again would be anything but surprising, and I'd say a lion would not only look Welsh but also Chinese and maybe scaring, when a mascot is supposed to be friendly.

So, as they won't be unveiling today the mascot, the next important day related to the Games I can think of is July 27, 2010 to mark the 2 years to go countdown.

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The could always go with a lion. Whatever the mascot may be, I hope it's as hiperactive as Berlino.

London doesn't have many expectatios to live up to since Beijing's pokemons and Athens' children with elephanthiasis weren't exactly examples of great mascots.

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Just thinking about Sydney and the games were held in Sept 2000. I am sure the mascots were unveiled on Australia day in 1997 so that’s about 3 and half years before the games. London is now 2 and half years away really how long does it take for them to come up with a lion design! We all know that’s what it will be so just unveil it and start selling pins and plush mascots and make some money

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Hobart, I think you're onto a winner!

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You're right, a lion again would be anything but surprising, and I'd say a lion would not only look Welsh but also Chinese and maybe scaring, when a mascot is supposed to be friendly.

A Lion wouldn't be fitting to use again. And a Lion is nowhere near Welsh-looking :L (Since i'm Welsh as it is)

Why not use legendary creatures from each Country. Wales - a Dragon (as it's on our flag) Scotland - The Loch Ness monster, N.Ireland - A Leprechaun and England - A British Bulldog (Or anything else legendary you can think of, i don't know much English legendary creatures) All they need to be is modernised a little to go with the Brand and designed to be child-friendly e.g. make them have cute eyes etc.

Something like this (Excluding the modern twist)

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If the Bulldog would be a bit more yellow then you'd have four colours of the Olympic rings

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Vancouver introduced their mascots in December of 2007, a full two years and a bit before the Olympics...and just in time for Christmas. I would expect that London will introduce their mascots around the 2 year mark, sometime this summer.

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I've heard the Mascots will be unveiled this year between the General Election and World Cup finals - so around June :D

Nice! Unveiling the mascot is taking them a lot of time.

But isn't June an unlikely date? It would be better in July as part of the 2-year countdown celebrations.

And I hope for a single mascot (one for the Olympics, one for the Paralympics). More than two, as in Beijing, is a chaos.

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