The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games held the tenth meeting of its Mascot Selection Panel on Monday, 28 May.
Following on from the previous meeting, the panel members continued their discussions on proposed names for the Tokyo 2020 Games mascots. It was decided that a vote would be taken on the shortlisted names for the Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots, and that the most popular names would be selected on condition that they pass domestic and international trademark verification procedures. The names of the mascots will be revealed during the official Tokyo 2020 Games mascots debut event scheduled for late July.
At a press interview following the meeting, panel member Teruhisa Kitahara retraced the steps that led to the selection of the Games mascots, and commented, “The mascots will be making their official debuts soon, and will be featured on a range of licensed goods, which will make them even more widely-known and popular. The members of the panel very much hope that people take the mascots into their hearts and that they are loved by young and old alike.”
The Tokyo 2020 Games mascots will be making their debuts in July. We hope that you too are looking forward to meeting the first ever Olympic and Paralympic mascots to be selected by elementary schoolchildren!