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Competition: Name the Sport Imperial Mascots

Mar 19 2010 14:00
Lawrence Weetman
We want you to come up with suggestions for names for the new Sport Imperial mascots. If your suggestion is deemed the best, you'll win a £15 Amazon voucher!
The two lion mascots are looking for names... can you help?

Details of the competition are towards the bottom of this article.

Sport Imperial, the sporting division of Imperial College London, has recently purchase two mascots which were used at the recent BUCS championships and also at Varsity's JPR Williams Cup Match on Wednesday, which Imperial Medicals won 29-13.

The mascots at Wednesday's varsity.

Head of Sport Imperial, Niel Mosley, told Live! that the organisation "got the mascots for a great price from a pot [of money] ring fenced for marketing and sponsorship related projects... so they were not at the expense or instead of any investment in student sport which, of course, we are more committed to than ever".

Mosley told Live! that Sport Imperial intends to also use the mascots at children's parties during the summer holidays, in order to generate more money for student sport.

Despite receiving some criticism from students for the seemingly unnecessary purchase, DPCS Jenny Wilson said that the mascots were used at the BUCS championships and that as soon as they appeared at the fencing tournament the children watching began cheering for Imperial immediately.

The two mascots - a boy and a girl lion - are currently as yet unnamed, so Sport Imperial have asked Live! readers to send in suggestions as to names for them.

The Competition

All you need to do is send names for both of the mascots to . When entering, you should take note of the following:

  • Names should try to be of a "his and hers" nature, possibly with an Imperial College related theme.
  • The lions will be used at Childrens parties, so bear this in mind when dreaming up your names.
  • The winning name may be used for the mascots, at Sport Imperial's discretion.
  • The reader who submits what the judges deem to be the "best" names will be awarded win a £15 Amazon gift voucher. The judges decision will be final.
  • If the winning name is submitted by more than one entrant then the first entry received will be deemed the winner.

The competition closes on Friday, 26th March at 10:00am. All entries should be made by email to - your email should state that it is a competition entry in the subject line. The competition is open to all Imperial College students, staff and alumni.

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Discussion about “Competition: Name the Sport Imperial Mascots”

The comments below are unmoderated submissions by Live! readers. The Editor accepts no liability for their content, nor for any offence caused by them. Any complaints should be directed to the Editor.
1. This post has been deleted.
Mar 19 2010 16:35
Mar 21 2010 10:28

'Vicky and Bert' seems like a good starting point. Or 'Icy and Elle'

Mar 21 2010 13:55

Martin - email them in!

Mar 21 2010 21:10

I think we've already discovered that Imperial students are c**p at thinking of decent names for things...

5. cynic   
Mar 22 2010 11:44

How about calling the male one Reggie, oh, hang on, that's taken...

Why, oh why did they get Lions, it's King's that have a lion as a mascot!

Mar 22 2010 12:19

Victoria, you included yes? get the off your high horse.

7. yay!   
Mar 22 2010 13:44

"DPCS Jenny Wilson said that the mascots were used at the BUCS championships and that as soon as they appeared at the fencing tournament the children watching began cheering for Imperial immediately."

We made children happy and it only cost ?10,000! Yay!

Mar 22 2010 16:13

In all fairness, Sport Imperial is performing quite strongly and has generated quite a lot of income for itself...

9. so.   
Mar 22 2010 16:50

write a fair article, not a white-washed, 'government approved' article.

Mar 22 2010 17:35

This doesn't mean I've given up trying to find out how much was spent on the mascots... ;o)

11. lol   
Mar 22 2010 18:08

this is getting really boring, IT'S 10,000! abouts

Mar 22 2010 18:14

Who goes inside them?

13. Oh!   
Mar 22 2010 22:52

How about "Olympics" and "ID Cards" after the great government money-wasters of our time.

Failing that "C**to" and "Bawbag".

14. why   
Mar 23 2010 12:14

I believe they were 500 quid each and, Lawrence, you are quite right in saying that Sport Imperial creates a decent income for itself. They also generally spend far less than planned in their budget. The problem is that none of this excess money goes back to the IC sports clubs. They rather spend it on these "mascots" ... oh dear ...

Mar 25 2010 15:20

Metric and Library. Done.

16. @15   
Mar 26 2010 00:29

lol. just lol.

Mar 23 2012 19:43

sports event name Name - "ARENA"

18. Hi   
Nov 28 2013 08:51

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