The mascots were expected to help finance the Tokyo Games through merchandizing and licensing deals.
Tokyo was selected by 60 votes to 36, gaining at least the 49 votes required for a majority.
Japanese writers and also called for the Games to be postponed or cancelled.
The obverse of the medals features , the Greek goddess of victory, in front of and the.
A new feature shared with the is that the ribbons contain one, two, or three to distinguish gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively.
Of the respondents, 61% were glad the event had been held without spectators and only 12% said that spectators should have been allowed.