What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

INTRODUCING THE MASCOTS FOR THE 2012 LONDON OLYMPICS

     Home  >  Articles  > News & Tips: Sports
by Melanie Baker

Related: Mandeville and Wenlock, 2012 summer Olympics, London Olympics, London Paralympics, 2012 summer Paralympics,


With the 2012 London Olympics starting in July, it's time for you and your kids to meet the official Olympic mascots. These two colorful characters represent the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

  

Two colorful characters are lighting up this year’s Olympic games: Wenlock and Mandeville, the official London 2012 mascots. The bold pair has been embraced by London youth—now it’s your kids’ turn to meet them. Careful planning and inspiration went into bringing these lovable figures to life, so without further ado, introducing…

  

Wenlock is the 2012 Olympic Games mascot.Wenlock 

Representing the Olympic games, Wenlock is named after the town Much Wenlock in Shropshire, England, where the spark of modern Olympic Games is said to have started in the mid-19th century.

Wenlock sports five friendship bracelets, which display the five colors of the Olympic rings. The three points on his head symbolize the three positions on the Olympic podium. Both Wenlock and Mandeville feature traditional London taxi lights atop their heads, and their eyes function as cameras to record their entire Olympic journey.

 

Mandeville is the 2012 Paralympics Mascot.

Mandeville

Mandeville is the proud Paralympic mascot for London 2012. His name derives from Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England, which inspired the birth of the Paralympic Games after hosting the International Stoke Mandeville Games for Paralympic athletes.

Mandeville dons a stopwatch on his wrist to mark his best time in the games, and his helmet-shaped head boasts the agitos, the symbol for the Paralympic Games with the colors blue, red, and green. Like his buddy Wenlock, Mandeville is ready to capture the Paralympic games with his camera eye.

 

Since modern-day Olympics demand modern means of communication, follow Wenlock and Mandeville on Twitter for contests, giveaways, cool chitchat, and Olympic observations.

  

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More News & Tips: Sports Articles

New Canaan YMCA Opens New Fitness Space, Supports Cancer Survivors

Concussion Risk in Soccer is As High As in Football
Rules of Engagement for Responsible Coaches on Social Media
New Facility for Youth Boasts 'Teacher of Team Sports'
Indoor Trampoline Center Opens Deer Park Facility

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local News & Tips: Sports Sponsors

Lango Kids, NYC
93 3rd
Brooklyn, NY
917-300-8789
Lango Brooklyn offers Spanish and Mandarin immersi...

Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program (BCAP) Summer Camp
BPL Central Library
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, 718-230-2753
BCAP is celebrating its 16th year as an award-winn...

Language Workshop for Children
212-628-2700
The Language Workshop for Children is the oldest a...

What's Cooking?
30 E. Main St.
Oyster Bay, NY
516-922-COOK (2665)
At What's Cooking, children learn more than just t...

Singular Parent (The)
80 East 11th St, Ste 208
New York, NY
845-551-1919
Help for dealing with difficult children, for supp...
See Our News & Tips: Sports Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE