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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Frosty Games

The mascots for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, starting on 10 January 2006, have been unveiled.

They are Neve a snowball, and Gliz a block of ice.

They were launched at a ceremony yesterday and, after a cartoon show introducing them, made an appearance in person.

They are meant to represent the spirit of the Olympics namely; competition, friendship and fair play. I will look at the contents of my ice box with new respect in the future.

Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is a tad worried about the laid back attitude of the Italians with respect to meeting deadlines. He is reportedly not wishing to see a repeat of the last minute rush to complete, that occurred at the Athens Games.

The Italians are sanguine, and feel that there will be no problem.

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