The decision was made according to the voting results of the students of Japanese schools.Miraitova (left) and Somatei. Photo from the website of the Organizing Committee of the Olympics-2020
In Japan, the names were chosen for the official talismans of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, which will be held in 2020. This is reported on the website of the organizing committee of the Games.
Talismans were two beings, supergrove in a blue and pink cage, they were selected in February 2018. The names of the talismans were chosen according to the results of the voting of pupils of Japanese schools, which was held from December to February.
The superhero in the blue cage, which became the symbol of the Olympics, was named Miraitova. The name consists of two Japanese words – “mirage” (future) and “goods” (eternity).
The Paralympic talisman was named Somatei – it is derived from the name of one of the cherry blossoms, it is consonant with the English “so mighty” (so powerful).
The Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, Paralympic – from August 25 to September 6.