- Posted August 8, 2012 by
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What do the Paralympics mean to you?
Wenlock and Mandeville
Wenlock and Mandeville are two cyclopses with features that are supposed to represent the host city.
Wenlock was named for a place - Much Wenlock - which held a precursor to the Olympics in 1850. Mandeville is named for the Stoke Mandeville Hospital which organized an event which inspired the Paralympics. They both have heads resembling taxi, one eye, and they are everywhere in London! There are statues on corners, stickers on buildings and their likenesses adorn multiple souvenirs.