In Vancouver, shopping is proving to be an endurance sport for anyone wanting to buy official Olympic merchandise.
Taking home the gold is The Hudson’s Bay company store, which is the only place to pick up a piece of Olympic history and news outlets have reported that fan are spending hours in line to take home a souvenir from the games.
Some of the most popular purchases are a $44 long sleeve t-shirt, a $50 men’s hooded fleece and a $400 authentic Team Canada Vancouver 2010 hockey jersey.
Team gear is not the only souvenir available in Vancouver; there are also the official Olympic mascots, including a Sasquatch (or yeti) called Quatchi and three other figures that combine aboriginal mythological figures. There are also hats, scarves, magnets, mouse pads for computers, blankets, bookmarks, coffee cups, pens, and replicas of the Inukshuk stone statue that adorns the official Olympic logo.
If you can’t make it to Vancouver, visit www.vancouver2010.com to order your souvenir.