The Organizing Committee of the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo-2020 showed the symbols of the Olympics and Paralympics. Talismans were two superhero creatures in a blue and pink cage, which won in the vote among 2,042 applicants.
The jury of the Organizing Committee selected three pairs of finalists from two thousand options and arranged a vote among all schoolchildren in Japan. Most of all they liked creatures with superpowers – the couple received 100 thousand votes. The blue mascot of the Olympics has a sense of justice and is able to teleport, the pink mascot of the Paralympic is calm and has a huge power.
At the presentation of characters we invited 600 schoolchildren, who, together with the organizers were contenders. The winners have not yet received the names. They, as the organizers noted, “are already very friendly and respecting each other”.
The Olympics in Tokyo will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, the Paralympics – from August 25 to September 6.