Here are the cute mascots for next year's 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics transformed into papercrafts. It is officialy the XXI / 21st Winter Olympic Games and then followed by the X / 10th Paralympic Winter Games. Those events will be held in both Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Here's a brief description about the mascots:
Sumi is an animal spirit who lives in the mountains of British Columbia. Like many Canadians, Sumi's background is drawn from many places. He wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear.
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.
Miga is a young sea bear who lives in the ocean with her family pod, beyond Vancouver Island, near Tofino, British Columbia. Sea bears are part killer whale and part bear. (Miga is part Kermode bear, a rare white bear that only lives in British Columbia.)
Special thanks to reader Adam for this wonderful tip!