Currently held Olympics Games in in London, UK. Mascot that used in this Olympic are Wenlock and Mandeville. Olympic mascot itself has been around since 1972 when the Munich Olympics in Germany. Mascot itself has become fundamental part of the Olympics and has become a symbol. Every Olympic mascot is definitely famous for its charming, funny, and unique, not least this London 2012 Olympics.
In the event multievent four times this year, was chosen Wenlock and Mandeville, the two mascots representing the steel drops. Both represent the early Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. Wenlock’s name is inspired from Much Wenlock, a small town in Shropshire, England. This city is famous for its Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games held in 1850, one of the forerunner of the modern Olympics. Meanwhile, the name of Mandeville, named after the village of Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. This is where Paralimiade initiated, the Olympics for those who have a lack of physical, mental, and sensory. What is interesting is not the origin of the name of Wenlock and Mandeville. A bit of controversy when we see the two eyes form this mascot. Yes, they only have one big eye. The eye is actually a camera.
In addition to Wenlock and Mandeville, there are some Olympic mascots with odd shapes that also exist. Here are five Olympic mascots are strange.
1. Wenlock and Mandeville
Wenlock and Mandeville is the mascot for the Olympics London, England in 2012, the mascot was designed to resemble droplets of iron ore with a camera in his eye. The goal for the mascot that symbolizes the Industrial Revolution in England.
2. Miga, Quatchi, Sumi and Mukmuk
The third is a symbol of the Olympic mascot in the spring of 2010, held in Vancouver, Canada. The idea to create three characters as Olympic mascot is caused by a number of rumors that the emergence of mythical creatures in the area of Canada and Northwest United States. Miga is a hybrid bear, Quatchi is the legendary big foot on the American plains, while Sumit is a character who resembles the spirit.
As not enough with one mascot when the Olympics in Beijing China in the summer of 2008 using the five mascots called Fuwa at the same time, five mascots are named respectively Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying and Nin. And if the fifth name on it will combine means “Beijing huan ying ni” which means “Beijing welcomes you”. Besides the five mascots that symbolize the five Olympic circles each represented by a puppet mascot. Not only that, it turns to the five mascots Beijing Olympics also represent the five elements of feng sui in China.
4. Neve and Gliz
Both mascots are used in the 2006 Olympics held in Turin, Italy. This mascot symbolizes winter. The word “Neve” has the meaning of snow, while the “Gliz” means ice. That is why the head Gliz described as an ice cube.
5. Athena and Phevos
Mascot was used at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Athens Olympic Organizing Committee launched two brothers doll men and women inspired by ancient Greek doll. Both brothers with big feet, wearing orange and blue, was named Phevos and Athena, Athens Olympic gods and goddesses who saved the city of Athens. Making the mascot was inspired by the seventh century clay dolls.