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Tokyo, 2020 Olympic Games

The next coming Olympic Games will be hosted in Tokyo, capital of Japan, In September 2013 Tokyo has announced winner Over Madrid and Istanbul. The commencing date for complete game in between July 24th to 9th August.

Japan will host for 2nd time for Summer Olympic Games, Last hosted the event in 1964. Before it was also selected for host in 1940, but japan did not accept offer. In 1998 and 1972, also became host for Winter Olympic Games.

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List of Sports for Tokyo – Five new sports have been added to the program: baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing.

Mascots: Miraitowa (Olympic Games) & Someity (Paralympic Games) – Japanese school children voted for their favorite designs for mascots for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games from three shortlisted illustrations, and another vote was used to select names for them. They decided on two futuristic, superhero creatures, the blue Olympics mascot and pink Paralympics digitally designed creatures echo the country’s anime obsession. The Olympic mascot is a blue and white checked character called miraitowa (pronounced miray-towa), inspired by the combination of two Japanese words: ‘mirai’, which means future and ‘towa’, which means eternity. The Paralympic mascot is a pink and white checked superhero named someity (pronounced soh-may-tee), the name derived from the cherry blossom someiyoshino and with hints of the english phrase ‘so mighty.’

Predictions of the Medals To Be Won at the Tokyo Olympics.

Trivia

Tokyo joins Athens, Paris, London and Los Angeles as one of just five cities chosen to host the Summer Olympics more than once.

The Olympic cauldron used at Tokyo 1964 will be preserved at the new National Stadium being built for the 2020 Summer Games.

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