Follow my journey as a Students Live reporter through the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Introducing- Wenlock and Mandeville!

As the end of the school year is rolling around and exam stress is piling up, there's light at the end of the tunnel: only 785 days until London 2012! I don't know about you, but I can't wait; I'm hoping to go volunteer in England!

There has been quite a lot of discussion regarding the 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville who were unveiled a few weeks ago. I personally love their British names, but their appearance however, I'm not so keen. To me, they resemble teeth, or dentist friends.

People are wondering if the 2012 Games are being hosted by Japan judging by their mascots. However if you remember back to when our 2010 mascots were unveiled people complained about how Asian they looked as well. I think that almost every Canadian grew to love Sumi, Miga and Quatchi so who knows what could happen with the London fellows.

Wenlock the Olympic mascot and Mandeville the Paralympic mascot came into being from steel being manufactured in Bolton for the Olympic Stadium.

Just like our beloved Vancouver mascots, these guys have a story behind their creation too; with a little bit of a different theme. I'm interested to see if the hearts of the Londoners will open up to Wenlock and Mandeville like us Canadians did with Miga, Quatchi and Sumi.

What do you think?


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  2. those mascots look like pokemon.