Rainbow Productions has announced that its costumed Wenlock and Mandeville characters are on track to make 1,000 appearances.
Rainbow signed a licensing agreement with LOCOG in 2010 to manufacture costumes and manage the appearances of the mascots.
Since their first unveiling at a school in Tower Hamlets, East London, Wenlock and Mandeville have appeared at store openings, Olympic Torch relays, stadia openings, schools and more, right through to attending the Games themselves in front of spectators and millions of viewers worldwide.
During the Games Wenlock’s appearance schedule was part of a special spectator experience where visitors to the Olympic Park could meet Wenlock at locations around the Olympic Park.
You also might have noticed that Wenlock was an ever-present fixture at the Olympic Stadium. The mascot embraced Gold-medal winning athletes and presented them with a gold Wenlock plush.
As the mascots approach their 1000th appearance, Rainbow Productions is getting set to manage Mandeville’s presence at the Paralympic Torch Relay Flame Festivals in London, Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh before Mandeville gets ready to meet spectators during the Paralympic Games.
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