Official mascots of 2012 Olympics in London revealed

May 20, 2010 6:22:30 AM PDT
We now know the official mascots of the 2012 Olympics in London.

Meet Wenlock and Mandeville. Wenlock is named after a town that set up the Wenlock Games an inspiration for the modern Olympics.

Mandeville is named for a hospital that established a rehab program for soldiers -- it is considered a forerunner of the modern paralympic movement. Both are said to have been inspired by two drops of molten steel spilled while making the last girder for London's Olympic stadium.

Early reviews of wenlock and mandeville are not complimentary.


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