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 Olympic and Paralympic mascots infographic
Graphic shows the official mascots for the 2020 Olympic Games.

TOKYO 2020

Olympic mascots

By Ninian Carter

July 23, 2021 - September 5, 2021 - The 2020 summer Olympic Games, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, take place in Tokyo, Japan – followed two weeks later by the Paralympic Games.

Olympic mascot: MIRAITOWA
Based on connecting the Japanese words "Mirai" (future) and "towa" (eternity) – chosen to promote a sense of hope around the world.

Paralympic mascot: SOMEITY
Comes from "Someiyoshino" (a popular cherry blossom), and the phrase "so mighty". Character features tactile sensors, and can show
enormous mental and physical strength.

PUBLISHED: 21/01/2021; STORY: Graphic News