World unites online against London's Olympic mascots
Vancouver Sun May 20, 2010
London's 2012 mascots are Wenlock (left) and Mandeville.
Photograph by: Suzanne Plunkett, Reuters, Vancouver Sun
Remember back a few months when the British press branded our Olympics the Worst Games Ever, before the first weekend had even passed?
Well, in what could only be a bid to wrestle that title away from us -- in case our record-setting 14 gold medals and vibrant downtown core didn't already make their words seem ridiculous -- organizers of the 2012 Games in London on Wednesday introduced their Olympic mascots to the world.
Meet Wenlock and Mandeville, one-eyed creatures immediately dubbed "patronizing rubbish" by design experts in Britain.
Moulded from steel left over from the last girder on the Olympic stadium, London's 2012 mascots are neither cuddly nor cute but organi
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