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Olympic Mascots

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Olympic Mascots

The mascots for the 2012 Olympic Games were released yesterday.  I can't believe we've paid money to design these.  They are hideous IMO.
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The characters are called Wenlock and Mandeville.
Wenlock is named after the Shropshire village of Much Wenlock, whose annual games inspired the founder of the modern Olympic moevement, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, to create the Olympics.
Mandeville is in the paralympic colours and takes his name from Stoke Mandeville in Buckinghamshire, where injured soldiers competed in a sports tournament that was a forerunner of the modern Paralympic movement.
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According to the news this morning you either love them or you hate them.
Personally I don't have feeling either way so that blows that theory out of the water Smiley
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very representative of the country in which we live... big brother has an eye on you Wink
they're worse than the logo. Which I didn't think was possible....
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Has anyone seen how much they cost?  It will be interesting to know.
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Don't forget that they are aimed mainly at children, to get them involved in both the games and to increase their awareness of the positive aspects of exercise.  So I would think that anyone who feels too strongly about them is taking them far too seriously and is missing that extra little something that makes one a grown-up.  Cheesy
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Well i don't love them or hate them but from a kids perspective I see nothing wrong with them, I mean it could be worse, Money spent badly I would say the London bridge and the millennium dome.
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Don't know if you ever visited the Millennium Dome.  I did and thought the exhibition was good and certainly worth the £10 entrance fee.  Had a great day there.
Today in it's new incarnation as the O2 it is of course the premier entertainment venue in the world. Smiley
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Me and the better half like them, definate improvement on some of the 'cuddly toy' mascots of old and they actually have some relevance
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Yes maybe not so much The 02 but London bridge was a farce.
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I'm guessing you mean the Millennium Bridge and not London Bridge Undecided
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I thought London Bridge was in Nevada or some such foreign place Undecided
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Yes, one was taken down and is now in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
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That's the one, sorry I'm not quite with it at the moment.
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Have you used the bridge? A pedestrian bridge is needed in this location because it link the South Bank (Tate Modern) with the North Bank (St Pauls) making it easier and more enjoyable for tourists. Putting aside the technical mishap it's not a bad bridge.