Presentation on theme: "February 12 – February 28!!!!. Olympic Rings - consist of five intertwined rings and represents the unity of the five inhabited continents (considering."— Presentation transcript:
Olympic Rings - consist of five intertwined rings and represents the unity of the five inhabited continents (considering North and South America as a single continent) Olympic Flag - blue, yellow, black, green, and red rings on a white field –At least one of the colors is on every country’s national flag Olympic creed: –“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”
Project Coordinator Overseeing the Proposal – ensures it is done (this person is the boss) Meetings – beginning/end of each work day – clean up Help out where needed
Tasks: Choose a city (explain why) Logo Slogan Poster – promoting the Olympics Mascot – symbolism Relay Map – 4 cities and explanation for why + host city
2.2 Venues and infrastructure 2.3 Public transport 2.4 Financing 2.5 Partners 2.6 Volunteers 2.7 Ticketing 2.8 Countdown 2.9 Security 2.10 Logo 2.11 Mascots 2.12 Medals 2.13 Test events 2.14 Torch relay 2.15 Opening ceremony 2.16 Closing ceremony
- Lit by sunlight in Olympia Greece at the Temple of Hera - The ritual is tradition as the Olympic Games honored Zeus - Relay through Greece before the torch is given to the host country’s representative
October 30, 2009 – February 12, 2010 106 day journey 1000 communities and places 28,000 miles 12,000 torchbearers Community celebrations Transportation includes: First Nations canoe, horse-drawn carriage, cross-country skis, snowmobile, tractor, mountain bike, ferry, and airplane
Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost permanently inhabited community in the world was visited
"No matter how powerful the Olympic Flame is and what it represents, the flame inside each of us is greater than that flame. But what the Olympic Flame does is reflect off of each of us and inspire us to live up to the ideals of the Olympic Movement.“ - Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Torchbearer
Sumi the Animal Spirit “Sumi’s name comes from the Salish word “Sumesh” which means “guardian spirit.” Sumi takes his role very seriously. He works hard to protect the land, water and creatures of his homeland. Sumi is a great fan of the Paralympic Games. He’s determined to learn all the sports, so he can play and race with his animal friends all winter long.” - 2010 Winter Olympics Website Sumi represents the diversity within Canada as he is part orca, has the wings of a thunderbird, and the legs of a black bear. The orca symbolizes the guardian of the sea, while the thunderbird’s wings represent power, and the bear represents strength and friendship. These different parts of Sumi also represent the totem poles of the First Nations as this character tells the legends of the people.
Quatchi the Sasquatch “Quatchi is a young sasquatch who comes from the mysterious forests of Canada. Quatchi is shy, but loves to explore new places and meet new friends. Although Quatchi loves all winter sports, he’s especially fond of hockey. He dreams of becoming a world-famous goalie. Because of his large size, he can be a little clumsy. But no one can question his passion. He knows that if he works hard and always does his best, he might one day achieve his dream. Quatchi is always encouraging his friends to join him on journeys across Canada. He is also often recruiting others to play hockey or at least to take shots at him!” – 2010 Winter Olympics Website The sasquatch is based on native legends. It represents the unknowns that might still exist in our world and these mysteries ignite our imaginations.
Miga the Sea Bear “All summer long, Miga rides waves with local surfers. But during the winter months, she often sneaks onto the shores of Vancouver to seek adventure. When Miga discovered that humans were ‘surfing’ on snow, up in the mountains, she knew she had to join the fun. Snowboarding soon became her favorite winter sport. Her dream is to land a corked 720 in the half-pipe one day…It will take lots of practice, and a few falls along the way, but she’s sure she can do it.” – 2010 Winter Olympics’ website Legends are an important part of the First Nations culture. Legends tell that orca whales, who are guardians of the sea, change into bears when they go on land. The Kermode bear is a rare white black bear that is only found in British Columbia. According to legends the bears are known as Spirit Bears and where turned white in remembrance of the Ice Age. Both orcas and Kermode bears are commonly found in First Nation peoples’ artwork.
Trafalgar the pigeon. 'I think he would make a great mascot because he's humble, cool, and could be anyone, like all those kids that train in shadows until they become Olympic medalists. He's wearing the skateboard helmet and headphones because the London Olympic Committee want to include skateboarding to the games to attract young people‘.
Stylish take on the lion and the unicorn from the UK coat of arms
Two swans named Hope and Glory. 'Quite simply, swans could also be seen to represent the grace, beauty and strength shown in all aspects of the games. Their names are obviously taken from the national anthem, Land of Hope and Glory, a literal translation perhaps but then these two words also represent two of the greatest parts of the games. The hope of winning and the glory when you do!'
Meet Wenlock and Mandeville Wenlock (left) and Mandeville are one-eyed creatures named after English towns. The story behind the two mascots is that they were created from the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support beam for the Olympic Stadium. Wenlock – city where the modern Olympics idea was inspired Mandeville – Dr. created the Paralympics With a metallic finish, a single large eye made out of a camera lens, a London taxi light on their heads and the Olympic rings represented as friendship bracelets on their wrists, they resemble characters dreamed up for a Pixar animation.
Video http://www.london2012.com/mascots https://mascot- games.london2012.com/watch/