Welcome to Wenlock-Mandeville.com the Unofficial home of the London 2012 Olympic Mascots

The second story of the journey: 'Adventures on a Rainbow'

Thursday 3rd May

As the Olympics draw closer, Wenlock and Mandeville continue their journey to the event.

Watch the video below to see how they get on!

The two continue their journey (source: youtube.com)

It's been a while!

Thursday 21st June

It's been a while since we've caught up with our National Ambassadors for the 2012 London Olympics, so what have they been up to?

Amongst other things, the public have been voting for which sports the duo should take up next. Some of those chosen included rowing, swimming and wheelchair basketball! Why not cast your vote on their homepage!

Also along the way the Mascots have met numerous sporting figures including the Olympic Diver, Thomas Daley and Olympic Rower and sporting legend James Cracknell!

Come back soon to catch up on what Wenlock and Mandeville have been up to!

A round up of the first 24 hours pictures

Thursday 19th May

So Wenlock and Mandeville have been on the scene for 24 hours now. Here is a quick round-up of their imagery footprint on the web so far. Some may lead to iconic pictures to be remembered; others to be forgotten!

Wenlock and Mandeville are giving you the chance to meet them!

Thursday 19th May

Do you think your school or college has got what it takes to put our new Nations Favourite Mascots through their paces? Why not try your luck and enter their competition for a chance to meet them in person!

Wenlock and Mandeville fly the flag!

Wenlock and Mandeville fly the flag! (© ourlondon2012.com)

Follow Wenlock and Mandeville on Twitter

Thursday 19th May

True to this day and age, Wenlock and Mandeville have set themselves up with social Media profiles. Why not follow the duo on Social Networking site Twitter.

Follow @iamwenlock for Wenlock

Follow @iammadeville for Mandeville

Follow Wenlock and Mandeville on Twitter today!

Follow Wenlock and Mandeville on Twitter today! (© wenlock-mandeville.com)

A Brief History of Wenlock and Mandeville

Thursday 19th May

So where did the inspiration for the names come from for this controversial duo? Read on to find out more!

Wenlock was named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock. It is thought that the Wenlock Games, founded around the mid 19th Century acted as a catalyst to the modern Olympic Games that we all know (and love?)

Mandeville is named after the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire where in the 1940s, Dr Ludwig Guttmann established the Stoke Mandeville games at his Spinal unit at the hospital. From here it is said the foundations were laid for the modern Paralympic games.

Some truly inspirational accolades to bestow upon these soon to be National Symbols

Wenlock and Mandeville sporting the GB colours

Wenlock and Mandeville sporting the GB colours (source: dailymail.co.uk)

The Official Video Depicting the story of Wenlock and Mandeville!

Wednesday 19th May

Take a look at the magic behind the nations new 2012 Olympic Mascots.

The story was originally written by author Michael Morpurgo and consequently turned into this animated short.

The story behind the magic (source: youtube.com)

News Coverage Surrounding the London 2012 Olympic Mascots

Wednesday 19th May

Below is a summary of national press coverage of Wenlock and Mandeville

  • The Daily Mail lead with the headline:

    "Meet Wenlock and Mandeville: The new London 2012 Olympic mascots".
  • The Guardian:

    "London Olympics 2012: Meet Wenlock and Mandeville, drips off the old block".
  • The Telegraph:

    "London 2012: Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville unveiled".
  • After Breaking the news, the BBC:

    "London 2012 unveils Games mascots Wenlock & Mandeville".
A collage of Usain Bolt Poses

Usain Bolt has some competition (source: dailymail.co.uk, wordpress.com)

BBC's The One Show unveil 2012 Mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville

Wednesday 19th May

Today at 1900 GMT Wenlock and Mandeville were officially announced to British homes as the faces of the 2012 Olympic Games

BBC One Television programme, The One Show, played host to the unveiling of the two mascots created by the Marketing and Advertising Agency, Iris.

Annotated Image of Wenlock and Mandeville

A breakdown of the new National figures (source: dailymail.co.uk)