By B. Zarzur
The summer olympics are long awaited games that happen every four years in different places. The last olympics was held in Rio, 2016. In 2020, the games will be held in Tokyo, Japan and people from all four corners of the world will be travelling to watch and take part in this amazing event. It will begin on Friday 24th of July 2020 and finish on Sunday 9th of August 2020.
The message and mascots:
One of the mascots for the olympics is called “miraitowa” which means future and eternity, this name was chosen for the mascot to represent an image of a future full of hope. The mascot is an indigo blue creature with a personality that descends from an original Japanese proverb which says, “to learn old things well and acquire new knowledge from them.”
The second mascot for Tokyo 2020 is called “someity” which means “so mighty” the mascot is meant to represent the Paralympic athletes and their strength to overcome obstacles and push boundaries. The mascot design is the same as “miraitowa” but in a dark pink tone.
The 2020 games will feature 33 different sports including:
The Paralympic games will feature 22 sports, including:
The committee’s aim is to make the medals out of 100% recycled material, from used electronics such as computers or mobile phones. The committee is planning to manufacture 5000 gold, silver and bronze medals. The project involves and employs citizens all over the host country. Needless to say, I believe the olympic committee project to help out jobless citizens and provide an innovative future for all is a great idea.
The plan for venues in Tokyo 2020 consists mainly of two thematic zones - “The Heritage Zone”, which has a group of historically iconic venues that were used in the 1964 Olympics, in Tokyo. The other zone called “The Tokyo Bay Zone” shows the innovative side of Tokyo and symbolizes urban development and looks forward to the thrilling future ahead of us.
The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan seems very exciting and awaited by everyone. The addition of the different sports such as surfing has brought more athletes and more people to come and watch these iconic games.