What was the symbol of the 2010 Olympics?

What was the symbol of the 2010 Olympics?

Attentive fans of the Winter Olympics may have noticed that the official logo of the 2010 games is a pile of rocks. It’s a stylized version of an inukshuk, the stone cairns built by the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic.

Who designed the 2010 Olympic logo?

Elana Rivera MacGregor
This logo, based on the Inuit inuksuk (also spelled inukshuk), consisted of a multi-coloured, five-piece design created by Elana Rivera MacGregor of the Rivera Design Group in Vancouver. This was the winning design in the competition for the emblem for the 2010 Olympics that drew over 1,600 entries.

What was the mascot for the 2010 Olympics?

Vancouver 2010The Mascot Miga is a sea bear, a mythical animal that is part killer whale and part Kermode bear. The Kermode bear, also called “Spirit Bear”, lives only in British Columbia.

Was there a Winter Olympics in 2010?

The XXI Olympic Winter Games opened in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on February 12 and closed on February 28, 2010.

What does the Vancouver Olympic logo represent?

The official logo of the Vancouver Olympics is a pile of rocks, a smiling pile of rocks. It’s a stylized version of an inukshuk, a kind of cairn – a pile of stones – built by the Inuit people of Northern Canada. The symbol was meant as a tribute to Arctic culture.

What is the meaning of inukshuk?

to act in the capacity of a human
In Inuktitut, the term inuksuk means “to act in the capacity of a human.” It is an extension of the word inuk meaning “a human being.” Inuksuit have been found close to archaeological sites dating from 2400 to 1800 BCE in the Mingo Lake region of southwest Baffin Island.

Are Inukshuks cultural appropriation?

Examples of cultural appropriation Inuksuit were used as a navigational aid and messaging centers. Moreover, some old inuksuit have a spiritual connotation and are mentioned in Aya-yait, the traveling songs passed from one generation to another. The image of inukshuk has become a frequent object of appropriation.

What animal is Sumi?

Sumi is described as a guardian spirit and is, as such, a chimera. Designed by Meomi Design the Paralympic Mascot for Vancouver 2010 was modelled after an orca whale, the arms are actually the wings of the thunderbird and its legs are that of a black bear.

Who won Winter Olympics 2010?

Cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen from Norway won five medals (three gold, one silver, one bronze), more than any other athlete….2010 Winter Olympics medal table.

2010 Winter Olympics medals
Most gold medals Canada (14)
Most total medals United States (37)
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