Cuddly Controversy: Sochi 2014 Olympic Mascot Choices Mired in Political Debate – TIME

Cuddly Controversy: Sochi 2014 Olympic Mascot Choices Mired in Political Debate
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But the fishy part was this: before the winners were announced, the frontrunner appeared to be Grandfather Frost, the Russian version of Santa Claus. However, shortly after Prime Minister Putin put in his endorsement for the snow leopard, which he said

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Sochi 2014 mascot gets frosty reception over copyright – Reuters India

A red-robed Grandfather Frost, the Russian version of Santa Claus, was disqualified just before the voting because of what the announcer said were concerns Russia could be deprived of a winter holiday symbol once the mascot became Olympic property. View full post on santa claus – Bing News

Page 2’s suggested Olympic mascot revisions – ESPN


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Page 2's suggested Olympic mascot revisions
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But there is already controversy about the choices, after the first choice, Russian Father Christmas Ded Moroz, the equivalent to Santa Claus, was thrown out by organizers. Also, the snowboarding leopard, who just happened to be praised by Prime
Meet the dorky, controversial mascots for 2014 OlympicsPakistan Daily Mail
Father Frost comes off the trackThe Voice of Russia
Father Frost removed from competition for Sochi Olympic Games mascotITAR-TASS
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Father Frost removed from competition for Sochi Olympic Games mascot

MOSCOW, February 26 (Itar-Tass) — Father Frost, the Russian version of Santa Claus, has been removed from the list of official candidates for the mascot of the Winter Olympic Games to be held in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi in 2014. View full post on santa claus – Yahoo! News Search Results

Sochi 2014 mascot to be chosen on Russian TV – Reuters Canada


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Sochi 2014 mascot to be chosen on Russian TV
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Television viewers would be able to vote for the Olympic mascot from a pool of 10 candidates, including such familiar characters as a Russian bear or Grandfather Frost (Russian Santa Claus), by sending text messages or by calling the studio,
Moscow chooses mascot for 2014 Winter OlympicsThe Voice of Russia

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Sochi 2014 mascot to be chosen on Russian TV – Los Angeles Times


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Sochi 2014 mascot to be chosen on Russian TV
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Television viewers would be able to vote for the Olympic mascot from a pool of 10 candidates, including such familiar characters as a Russian bear or Grandfather Frost (Russian Santa Claus), by sending text messages or by calling the studio,
Moscow chooses mascot for 2014 Winter OlympicsThe Voice of Russia

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Russian Santa Claus might be Winter Olympics mascot – USA Today

We thought it was a joke when we saw this, but Santa Claus really is in the running to be the mascot of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi , Russia. “Father Frost” is the Russian Santa Claus, inspired by St. Nicholas, Russia’s most beloved saint. A popular … View full post on santa claus – Bing News