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For the first time in the history of the Games, the voting of the Olympic and Paralympic Mascots was done by primary schoolchildren. Schools from all around Japan joined the voting and the result was finally announced on Wednesday, 28 February 2018!
In selecting the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots, we have initiated voting by primary school students across the country - a first in the history of the Games. This was a valuable chance for the children to get directly involved with the 2020 Games. We hope that through casting the votes, more schools will participate in the Games education programme in the future.
Based on the information on the postcard, primary schools and other participating schools around Japan completed preliminary registrations on the voting website.
We have presented the three final candidates of the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots. At the showcase of the final candidates held at the Shibuya Ward Kaketsuka Primary School, children's cheers broke out around the venue as they counted down to unveil the Mascot designs. They then immediately started talking excitedly with friends about which one they would choose.
Each class discussed which design to choose and, collectively, decided on one.
To help learn the Olympic and Paralympic Principles and the meaning of the Mascots as a class, we have prepared a lesson plan for teachers and reference materials.
A representative from the schools entered the results of voting from each class on the voting website.
We are planning visits by the Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots to select schools after August 2018.