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Animated Olympic athletes star alongside mascots in 2012 film

Wenlock and Mandeville

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Olympic organisers have stepped up attempts to generate £1bn in merchandising revenues by launching a flagship store at Heathrow‘s Terminal 5 and unveiling an animated film featuring the 2012 mascots and a string of Team GB athletes.

The store is the first to open at an airport, acknowledging that a large proportion of the £1bn revenue target – which will raise £80m in profit towards the London Organising Committee‘s operational budget of £2bn – will come from the pockets of overseas visitors.

To coincide with the opening, a second animated film featuring Olympic and Paralympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, written by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, has been released.

The film, Adventures on a Rainbow, is narrated by Simon Russell Beale.

Via http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/mar/01/olympic-stars-animated-2012-film

Unfortunately, they are not very happy for people to share the video on blogs or websites, so you have to click to watch on YouTube. Some people are SOOOO protective, don’t you think?

Strange Random Olympics Quote:

At the Olympics in China, every color was represented… and that was just the drinking water. – Evan Sayet

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Saint David’s Day – St David’s Week in Swansea

Water in Castle Square Fountain, Swansea dyed ...

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Cool site devoted to the celebration of Saint David’s Day, or as you can see, the Week.

St David’s Week in Swansea

St David’s Week returns in 2011 from 26 February – 6 March

Join in our annual St David’s Week festival, to celebrate our patron saint, St David. The festival opens with a Saint David’s Celebration with Only Men Aloud & Morriston Orpheus Choir, while there are many more events which cover a wide range range of activities, so if you are a music lover then join in the dancing festivities at the Welsh Twmpath with music from ‘Jac-y-Do’, or join in with over 200 children as they sing their hearts out at the very special St David’s Day concert, “Saint, Songs & Celebration”.

via Saint David’s Day – St David’s Week in Swansea.

Strange Random Saint Quote:

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” – Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)

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