2010 Olympics Mascots Go Crypto

Posted by: Loren Coleman on November 28th, 2007

2010 Olympics Crypto Mascots

The 2010 Olympics are taking on a decidedly cryptozoological slant with two of their three official mascots being partially based on cryptids.

There is no doubt that the Sasquatch-influenced Quatchi and the weird Bear-Thunderbird-Guardian Spirit Sumi will give us much to ponder as these games get closer.

I especially look forward to seeing what kind of Quatchi cultural and souvenir Sasquatch spillovers these British Columbian events will produce. But why the boots? Doesn’t that kind of defeat the fun of leaving big footprints behind?

2010 Olympics Crypto Mascots

2010 Olympics Crypto Mascots

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

9 Responses to “2010 Olympics Mascots Go Crypto”

  1. Daniel Loxton responds:

    Almost certainly the cutest sasquatch ever reported.

  2. SharkFisher responds:

    Great to see that B.C. is holding on to its heritage for the world winter Olympics. Hopefully some of the other countries hosting will do the same, because the Greek culture is the only one coming to my mind that has seemed very unique from the other Olympic games.

    The cryptid creatures will be shown love from kids the world over and hopefully will make an impromptu visit to their mascot side kicks from the north during those weeks.

  3. MountDesertIslander responds:

    Isn’t sue-me the mascot for the trial lawyer’s lobby? Maybe it was smart for her not to incorporate the olympic rings into her costume or it may be Sumi indeed.

  4. squatch-toba responds:

    I agree that it’s great to have these two “critters” as mascots for the 2010 Olympics, but why the animated teletubby type stuff? I guess just for “cute” t-shirt sales etc. After all it’s money that talks! I hope that most people, tourists, will realise that Sasquatches don’t wear snow-boots and don’t want to be goalies for hockey teams! sheeeeeshhh.

  5. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Cute, although I have a feeling these will not translate too well in 3D objects. But as olimpic mascots go they could have done A LOT worse.

    Ok, so Quatchi is a juvenile Sasquatch, and Sumi is a chimera. But what is Miga?

  6. squatch-toba responds:

    I think Miga might be an Orca, sort of… kind of!!

  7. Dr Kaco responds:

    Miga- a sheep in wolf’s clothing? LOL You got me on that one? I’m thinking a skunk?!! What????!

  8. cryptidsrus responds:

    One, Two, Three—


    Is the Miga supposed to be a thunderbird, Loren?

    Cute, anyway.

  9. johnstownmonster responds:

    These are cool. The characters have concept and are well designed. Fun to see.

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