To raise awareness of the torch relay in Japan, Olympian Tadahiro Nomura, Paralympian Aki Taguchi, actress Satomi Ishihara, and comic duo Sandwichman have been named Official Ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 Torch Relay. They will travel to different parts of the world to promote Japanese culture through sports and entertainment while raising funds for disaster relief programs supported by the Japan Foundation.
Nomura, who won gold medals in both the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay at the 1964 Tokyo Games, is best known for helping to popularize judo around the world. He has served as an ambassador for the sport since 1979 and was appointed as the first ever Olympic Ambassador in 2001. Taguchi, a three-time Paralympic medalist, will use his platform as an ambassador to encourage people with disabilities to participate in sports. Ishihara is well known for her work on stage and screen, including roles in many Japanese anime series. She has acted as ambassador for international friendship since 2011. Sandwichman, one of Japan's most successful comedy duos, will use their fame to raise money for children's health care programs in Africa. They were appointed as the 2020 Olympics' ambassadors in March 2019.
The ambassadors will travel to London for the opening ceremony of the Games on 24 July before heading off on tour across North America, Asia, Oceania, and Europe.
Goku, the iconic anime character from the Dragon Ball Z anime, has been named the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ambassador. The announcement was made at a press conference on January 7, 2020.
Gohan, as Goku is called in Japan, will make his debut at the Tokyo Games during the opening and closing ceremonies. He will also appear in other events such as sports that are being held during the Olympic period.
Gohan has been chosen as the official mascot of the Tokyo Games because he represents strength, energy, courage, and passion. Additionally, he helps to promote health and wellness through sport. Last but not least, he's super popular with children around the world which makes him a perfect choice for the 2020 Olympics ambassador.
Gohan has already appeared in several films including Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'. The original TV series ran from 1986 to 1995 and was followed by two major film franchises and several other television series. The latest film, which features Gohan as its main character, was released in February 2019. It is called Dragon Ball Super: Broly and it's the second movie sequel in the DBZ franchise. The first one was released in 1996 and it is called Dragon Ball Z: Son Goku, His Power!!
Tokyo made an offer. Tokyo 2020 (Dong Jing 2020, Tokyo Nisen-Niju) was the city of Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee's successful candidacy for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Tokyo won the bid to host the games on September 7, 2013, at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires. The announcement was made by member countries during a special session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), held at City Hall in Buenos Aires.
Paris hosted the 1900 Games after being awarded the project over London, which declined to continue. The games were meant to be a demonstration event for the newly formed International Olympic Committee (IOC), which was created following the conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. France had been defeated by Germany in this war, so hosting the games was part of President Loubet's plan to make Paris look more democratic and less authoritarian than the capital city of Lyon.
The Summer Olympics are organized by LOCOG (London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games), while the Winter Olympics are organized by the IOC. Both committees work with the goal of putting on a great sporting event that fans want to attend. However, because they cover different seasons, their planning periods don't overlap. The Summer Olympics last for two weeks, while the Winter Olympics last for four.