the London Games mascots were announced in 2010. The two mascots for the London Olympics are Wenlock (Olympic Games) and Mandeville (Paralympics), one for each of the Olympic Games and Paralympics. These two playful cartoon animations were said to be created from the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support girder for the London Olympic Stadium. The mascots were designed for children, to inspire them to be the best they can be.
The design includes a single eye which is a camera to record all the things they do, and yellow lights on their heads (a homage to London's black taxis). The mascot Wenlock wears friendship bands in the colors of the Olympic rings, while Mandeville wears a timing device to track its personal best. Their names derive from the 'Wenlock Games' and the 'Stoke Mandeville Games', early British inspirations for the current Olympics and Paralympics.