Friday, January 06, 2006

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Logo Based On Inuit Inukshuk

The new 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics logo is based on the Canadian Inuit inukshuk. The new mascot is named Ilanaaq which means friendship in Inuktitut. Some really like the new symbol since it represents the culture, environment and people of Canada but there have been others who are disappointed with the new selection. Northwest Native Indian groups in British Columbia object to the new inukshuk logo as it doesn't represent the First Nations people of BC where the Winter Olympic games will be held. For more information as well as an image of the new Olympics symbol, see the article 2010 Vancouver Olympics Logo Based on the Inuit Inukshuk.


To see actual and authentic art representations, see Inuit Inukshuk Sculptures.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The modern day story behind the Olympic inukshuk legend . . .

Inukshuk.com

http://www.inukshukvancouver.com/

Anonymous said...

What a shame. I am a first nations person from this area, and the logo does not represent the first nations people from this area. Wonder who picked the logo? such a joke.

Clint said...

Definitely a controversial decision. What's done is done. Let's get it on with the games!