Meet Wenlock and Mandeville, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots

Wenlock and Mandeville are the official mascots for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Created from the last two drops of steel used to build the Olympic Stadium, sport is at the heart of the mascots’ story.

Along their journey to London 2012, they will travel around the UK, meeting people and learning about all the Olympic and Paralympic sports – always striving to push beyond their personal best.

And you can help choose where they go in a special competition for schools and decide which sports they learn next in an online poll.

Curious about their names?
They are inspired by places at the heart of the UK’s Olympic and Paralympic heritage, Much Wenlock and Stoke Mandeville.

The story of the mascots has been made into an animated film, based on an original story written by Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo. Click below to watch the mascots’ film.

Click onto www.london2012.com/mascots to find out more, and read the background to the mascots, including how the names were chosen and their design features.