Wednesday, May 19, 2010

London 2012 Mascots

The London 2012 Olympic Mascots were revealed today. What in the %$#@ were they thinking? The official website can be found HERE. Pictures below are of the Mascots....Thoughts?

According to the site the mascots names are Mandeville and Wenlock.

Madeville goes on to say

"How did I get my name?
My name is inspired by Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games. On the same day as the Opening Ceremony of the London 1948 Olympic Games, Sir Ludwig Guttmann held his own sport competition in Stoke Mandeville for World War II soldiers with spinal injuries. The Stoke Mandeville Games grew and grew until they became the Paralympic Games.

Obviously, I love the Paralympic sports and I think Paralympians are amazing! I love finding out about people, what makes us all different and also what links us together. I’m also always ready for action. With so many people to meet and challenges to try there's no more time to fill this in! Sorry!"

According to Wenlock:

"How did I get my name?
My name is inspired by Much Wenlock in Shropshire, a town that is at the heart of Olympic history. In the 19th century, Baron Pierre de Coubertin was invited there to watch the Much Wenlock Games, which were inspired by the Olympic Games of ancient Greece. De Coubertin was inspired by the Much Wenlock Games, too, and went on to found the modern Olympic movement. The Much Wenlock Games are still held to this day!

I love sport (especially the Olympic ones) and I want to be as good at them as I can. I also love making friends who show me exciting new things to try and help me achieve my personal best. If they can make me laugh along the way... even better!"

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