October 02, 2004

Meet Neve and Gliz.: In 2002, the US picked a showshoe hare, a coyote, and a black bear as the mascots of 2002 games. For the 2006 games in Torino, the Italians have chosen...um...well...

It took a little digging to figure out just what they're supposed to be, but the story is that Neve is a "soft, friendly and elegant snowball and Gliz is a lively, playful ice cube."

I feel a flashback to the Albertville opening ceremonies coming on... ;-)

posted by lil_brown_bat to other at 07:27 PM - 8 comments

I think Neve & Gliz are cool (get it?)

posted by molafson at 11:04 PM on October 02, 2004

That's cold, man, cold.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:40 AM on October 03, 2004

All y'all need to chill

posted by kokaku at 09:01 AM on October 03, 2004

Well we have a ball, a cube...why no snowcone? I weep to think what we're going to have as mascots for 2010 games here in Vancouver, I really do.

posted by filmgoerjuan at 12:43 PM on October 03, 2004

Well we have a ball, a cube...why no snowcone? Yeah, they could've had a snowman, snow angel, ... i mean why stop with a snowball and icecube? Why not a glacier or an iceberg? Or a popsicle and an ice tray. A drumstick and a shaved ice bowl? Some yellow snow ... hahahaha. For Vancouver ... I'm sure they can come up with something that doesn't suck like Neve and Gliz. Lots of good native art and symbols. Or animals like black bear, or moose, or I don't know, salmon? I thought they should've used those hot-tubbing monkeys for Nagano, but what do I know?

posted by worldcup2002 at 04:39 PM on October 03, 2004

I want some ice cream. Low carb ice cream! Those would be very contemporary. Maybe Espresso and Neopolitan, eh?

posted by billsaysthis at 06:04 PM on October 03, 2004

Oh, that's a nice one. I like! I like! They could have had two different mascots: Sorbetto and Gelato!

posted by worldcup2002 at 08:49 PM on October 03, 2004

The Olympics' answer to Terrence and Philip...?

posted by JJ at 02:28 AM on October 04, 2004

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