The Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot Miraitowa and Paralympic mascot Someity recently visited Barcelona from Japan as part of their first-ever tour of Europe. The mascots are traveling to promote the Tokyo 2020 cheering project “Make the Beat!”
Among the cities the mascots will visit are Barcelona, Paris, Bonn, Athens, London, and Lausanne.
In Barcelona, Miraitowa and Someity visited Barcelona Olympic Museum and the Olympic Stadium accompanied by David Escudé, Barcelona City Council sports councillor, Naohito Watanabe, Japanese consul in Barcelona and various Olympic and Paralympic athletes, among which are:
Olympic athletes who participated in the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964
– Ignacio Sola, Jordi Mariné, Francesc Amat, Pere Amat, Juan Ángel Calzado, Josep Antoni Dinarés, Santiago Ventalló, Antoni Nogués, Jordi Vidal, Maria Ballesté, Antoni Codina and Joaquim Pujol.
Paralympic athletes who will participate in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (table tennis) – Alberto Seoane and Jordi Morales.
‘Make the Beat!’ introduces the Tokyo 2020beat, a melodic rhythm that spectators can dance or clap along to. Fans who post videos of themselves performing the 2020beat to social media with the hashtag #2020beat will have the chance for their video to be screened at competition venues during the Tokyo 2020 Games. In this way, fans who will not be able to attend events themselves can still participate in the Tokyo 2020 Games and cheer on the athletes.