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"Wenlock" is named after the town of Much Wenlock where an Olympian Games were held from 1850, it is believed that these were the inspiration for the modern Olympic Games.

"Mandeville" refers to Stoke Mandeville Hospital which organised the Stoke Mandeville Games in 1948 which was a competition for injured soldiers. This competition was a forerunner to the Paralympics.

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