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The Rush on the Red Mittens

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    The must have red mittens for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

    If you listen to the buzz around the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver one of the must have items for the games is a pair of red mittens.

    You can't miss them,  even the mascots, Sumi, Quatchi, and Miga are wearing them.

    Along with, the runners who are carrying the Olympic flame in the torch relay throughout Canada.

    They feature white Olympic rings and a white maple leaf. 

    The mittens are knitted and extremely warm.

    We managed to pick up the last few pairs at the International Broadcast Center, ten days before the opening ceremony.

    And Canadians are being encouraged to do the same thing because the last shipment of mittens arrived in stores on Wednesday.

    According to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Organizing Committee, net profits from the sale of the mittens helps pay for Canadian athletes' equipment and training.

    The mittens have already appeared on EBay... selling at twice the original cost.

    Like their predecessors -- the Roots beanies Team USA wore during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games -- these mittens are sure to be one of the hottest souvenirs around.