Red Olympic mittens making Canadian comeback

The hottest souvenir of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics is

back with a new look.

The wildly popular red mittens have been relaunched by the

Canadian Olympic Committee and Hudson’s Bay Company with a new

design. The first edition that sold about 3.5 million pairs

included a white Maple Leaf on the palm and the Olympic rings on


The new set features a much larger Maple Leaf that wraps around

each hand and the word ”Canada” on the cuff.

Canada’s Olympians are banking, literally, on the new version of

the $10 mitts being as popular as the first, which generated $14

million for the Canadian Olympic Foundation.