Tokyo, December 7: The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the final three candidates for mascots for the 2020 Games. Mascots of Olympic are the big attractions forever on the sidelines of the games. Every Olympic comes up with a unique mascot. The upcoming Olympics’ mascot will be finalized by Japanese children, the best voters for the mascot.
“I want children to express their own opinions and feel the diversity and difference of opinions (through the voting process),” said Takeshi Natsuno, a guest professor at Keio University and a member of the selection panel.
The selection panel selected these three pairs from 2,042 candidates received from both professionals and amateurs across Japan. Starting from December 11, the voting will be held till February 22 and it is expected that by February 28, the mascot design will be finalized.