Vancouver 2010

Games Trivia


The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games motto was:

With glowing hearts / Des plus brillants exploits

This line is taken from "O Canada" - the national anthem of Canada, and is presented in English and French.


The 2010 Winter Olympics logo was named Ilanaaq the Inunnguaq. Ilanaaq is the Inuktitut word for friend. The logo was based on the Inukshuk (stone landmark or cairn) built for the Northwest Territories Pavilion at Expo 86 and donated to the City of Vancouver after the event. It is now used as a landmark on English Bay Beach.


The mascots for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were inspired by traditional First Nations creatures. They were Miga — A mythical sea bear, part orca and part kermode bear, and Quatchi — A sasquatch, who wears boots and blue earmuffs.

Red Mittens

Over 2 million pairs of red mittens were sold before and during the Games.

Red Mittens