London 2012

May 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm (Sports and fitness) (, )

Last week, the London Olympic Committee revealed their mascots for 2012. In a word: scary! How are these one-eyed blobs supposed to be kid-friendly? The video they have about how the creatures came to be is … interesting.

The London 2012 Olympic mascots

But that isn’t my only beef with the prep for the next Olympic Games. Have you seen the official website? Compared to the incredible job Vancouver did – and yes, I’m a little bias – it looks like a child created the pages. Vancouver’s was clean, crisp, pretty, easy to navigate and full of information and networking options. London’s kind of hurts my eyes, but I’m hoping once the Games actually begin it will improve.

I’m also not a fan of the logo. The random mess of colours and shapes doesn’t tell me anything about the host country or the theme of the year. Vancouver’s logo screamed Canada, and Rio de Janerio’s logo (and website) is way prettier than London’s. I’m worried about what the torch is going to look like.

I know it’s a big job: preparing to show off your nation to the world in a massive sporting competition. But so far I have seen nothing that impresses me.

Your thoughts?


1 Comment

  1. andrewbpaterson said,

    100% agreed!
    The website looks like an elementary school project, the logo looks like pixelated vomit, and now the mascots…HORRIBLE!!!

    Vancouver’s website was unbelievable. All the information was laid out in an organized and easy-to-find way.

    Hopefully we see a re-vamp in the near future. Maybe if enough people blog about how stupid it all looks, they’ll do something about it!

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