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Coe drop hints about 2012 Olympic mascots

PUBLISHED: 15:31 19 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:02 05 October 2010

MASCOTS for the 2012 Olympics are set to be unveiled tonight. London 2012 chairman Seb Coe was giving little away today but hinted that the mascots which will be used on Olympics merchandise are formed from drops of steel from the girders making up the

MASCOTS for the 2012 Olympics are set to be unveiled tonight.

London 2012 chairman Seb Coe was giving little away today but hinted that the mascots which will be used on Olympics merchandise are formed from drops of steel from the girders making up the stadium.

He said: "It's a story by Michael Morpurgo, who I think would generally be considered to be one of our national treasures.

"I can tell you that they are formed from two drops of steel from the girders, the steel framework, that go to make up the Olympic Stadium.

"And they then take a journey between now and London.

"And they are fun - they are aimed particularly at children."

The designs will be shown on The One Show on BBC1 at 7pm tonight at 7pm and on www.london2012.com.

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