Their names are Wenlock and Mandeville.

I think this is what syphilis looks like under a microscope:


Looks to me like Mandeville pissed his pants, and God help Wenlock if Rosie O’Donnell ever mistakes him for a tampon.

Here’s the story behind these… whatever they are:

The pair are based on a short story by children’s author Michael Morpurgo that tells how they were fashioned from droplets of the steel used to build the Olympic stadium. They will be crucial in raising funds and spreading messages about the games.

Wenlock, named after the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock that helped inspire Pierre de Coubertin to launch the modern Olympics, and Mandeville, inspired by the Buckinghamshire town of Stoke Mandeville, where the Paralympics were founded, will become very familiar in the next two years. The chairman of the London organising committee of the Olympic games (Locog), Lord Coe, said the mascots were aimed squarely at children and designed with the digital age in mind. He said they had the most positive reaction in workshops to road test them.

I know they test athletes for drugs, but obviously the people who create Olympics mascots aren’t tested.


4 Responses to “Meet the 2012 London Olympics Mascots”

  1. Jeremie Jordan on May 20th, 2010 2:57 pm

    The blue one looks like a neutered spork.

  2. Nanny on May 20th, 2010 2:59 pm

    Creepy! I agree Doug, drug test the Olympic committee.

  3. Doug on May 20th, 2010 3:23 pm

    Yeah, and the head of the one on the left looks like a birth control pill dispenser. Of course, since it's made out of garbage, maybe it is.

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