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The 2012 London Olympic Games Mascots: Wenlock and Mandeville

The Olympics. We either love them or we hate them and usually at the same time. But for 18 days during the Games it is all everyone talks about, how great the competition is, how amazing this game or that game was, how fascinating the athletes are.

The tone is different surrounding the Games during the off-years. Reports of mismanagement both in construction and politics, charts of lost profits both for the host country and the host network, and adverse affects on the environment provide a steady stream of negative publicity.

The same goes for the Olympic Mascot. There have been some whoppers out there that did not go over well with the public and rightfully so. That’s why when today the mascot, or in this case mascots, of the 2012 London Games was unveiled my first reaction was one of bewilderment. But after I did some searching and after reading a few negative articles without much follow through, especially one where the writer used the words “horrific” and “frightening” and then included a bunch of pictures and nothing else (Noah Love from the National Post, I am calling you out!) I found the origin story of Wenlock and Mandeville.

So please, I know it’s easy to pass judgement on looks alone and it can be fun to bash around a mascot, especially an Olympic one (hi, Izzy!), but watch the video. I hope you give them a chance.

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  1. May 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    They look like walking penises.

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