Tokyo 2020

Olympic Summer Games

From 23 July to 8 August 2021, the greatest sporting event in the world will be in Japan, in Tokyo.

Thousands of athletes from across the world will come together in the Japanese capital. It has been over 50 years since Tokyo hosted the Olympic Summer Games, and the event is therefore highly anticipated. In addition, it is being held in a unique context, nearly 10 years after the earthquake that ravaged Japan and caused the explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power station, and after the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) led to its postponement.

This Games edition is synonymous with hope and revival, in a country that aspires to rebuild itself and have a global impact.

After the Olympic Games, the Paralympic Games will make use of the same infrastructure between from 24 August to 5 September 2021.

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The History

The Mascots

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The Olympic mascot is called Miraitowa (pronounced mi-rai-to-wa), a combination of the Japanese words “mirai” (future) and “towa” (eternity). With a blue chequered outfit, it wears a stylised samurai-style helmet.

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The Paralympic mascot is called Someity. This name is inspired by the Japanese word “someiyoshino”, a very
popular variety of Japanese cherry tree, anglicised to sound like “so mighty”. With a pink chequered outfit, it has cherry blossom on its ears.

Resources For Kids and Teens

Mini-games to take a fresh, fun look at some of the Olympic park’s beautiful statues!


About Past Athletes and Medalists

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