Olympic red mittens still a must have item

More than 3.5 million pairs of red mittens were sold during the five-month campaign at $10 per pair.  The red mittens were more than a souvenir, they became the item to have to show support for the Games.  The mittens featured a white maple leaf on the palm and Olympic rings on the back, along with the words “Vancouver 2010.”

Net proceeds helped the funding of the five-year Own the Podium 2010 initiative, which provided Canadian athletes with Games-related equipment and training.

The mittens were sold through the Bay, Zellers and Home Outfitters, as well as Vanoc’s official website.  Every last pair has now been sold.

The Olympic mitts can be found for sale on Ebay for as high as $200 a pair.

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This idea of having an item to show support for a team is catching.

Team GB has asked its fans on Facebook what they would like to see used by British Olympic fans to show their support at London 2012.

Responses so far range from umbrellas, Union Jack toques, Union Jack gloves, Union Jack bowler hats, and See-you-Jimmy hats.  Surely the last one would be more suited to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow…NOT!!

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