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Have a look at the extensive guide on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and also learn to make the perfect poster for your favorite Olympic hero using PixCut.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were undoubtedly the most awaited event of 2020. But the pandemic hit the world, and much to people's dismay, the Games were delayed. Initially, the International Olympic Committee issued a statement saying that everything would proceed according to schedule. But in March 2020, the Olympic Games were officially announced to be postponed by a year.
Now in 2021, the world is all set for the event!
The Olympic torch relay kicked off in March, initiating the four-month countdown to the big day.In light of recent news, the organizers have decided to run the Games without spectators. The decision was made keeping in mind the current state of emergency in Tokyo, where a new wave of Covid-19 is rising. Below is a detailed guide covering all that you need to know about the Tokyo 2020 Games, including how to register as a volunteer.
Part 1 Meeting Miraitowa: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Mascot
The Olympics' mascots have a tradition of bringing honor and luck to the Games. Every season, a mascot is chosen to represent the host country and its culture and traditions. This year, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the official mascot goes by the name of “Miraitowa."
The name has been derived from two words, "Mirai," meaning future, and "Towa," meaning eternity in Japanese. It is a symbol of hope and optimism for the Japanese people, implying that the Tokyo Games will bring eternal hope for people across the globe. The inspiration behind Miraitowa’s personality is the Japanese proverb: “Learn from the past and develop new ideas.”
But there is more to Miraitowa’s personality. Miraitowa is described as being cheerful with a high sense of integrity. Our mascot is also strongly determined about athletics. It also has a special power: Teleportation! Miraitowa can go anywhere it wishes, in an instant. How cool and unfair that is at the same time?
Part 2 Some New Sports in the Line
The Olympic Games have a history of evolving each time. New games and events are added and removed from the list all the time. For the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, 5 new sports have been added, making a grand total of 33 Olympic sports. Let’s know more about these newly added sports competitions.
Let's be real; a sports event being hosted in Japan would be incomplete without karate. Originating in Japan, karate has been scheduled to make a debut in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Karate competitions will take place in the Olympics from 4th to 7th August at the Nippon Budokan. This is the same venue where the world’s first karate championship was held in 1970.Karate in the Olympics will be following the two major disciplines: Kata and Kumite. Kata is a series of demonstrations of movements, and participants will be judged on their techniques such as strength, speed, balance, etc. Kumite is when athletes face each other on a mat.
The Olympics will also include skateboarding in Tokyo 2020. The street sport is all set to make another appearance in Paris 2024 as well. The events will occur from July 24th to August 4th.The two events of skateboarding are Park and Street. The Park events will occur in an arched bowl, while the Street competitions will contain features such as benches, walls, stairs, railings, etc. Scores will be awarded based on speed, originality, difficulty, and performance.
Surfing will also be arriving in Olympics for the first time in Tokyo 2020, taking place at Ichinomiya’s Tsurigasaki Beach. You can watch the surfing events of the Olympics from 24th to 31st July. Athletes are required to use shortboards in the game. Four competitors will go at a time. There are separate surfing events set for both men and women.
4. Softball and Baseball
Baseball and softball were removed from the Olympics after 2008 but are now back for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Teams from six countries will be participating in the events. Softball is an all-women competition for the Olympics, while Baseball is men-only.
5. Sport Climbing
Climbing has been paving its way across the major sports platform and is now set to make a debut in Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Each climber will be competing in the three major disciplines; speed, bouldering, and lead. 20 men and women respectively will be participating in the event in Tokyo.
Part 3 How to Make a Poster for Your Olympic Hero
Looking to design a poster for your Olympic hero? You will certainly need the assistance of a prestigious editing tool. And what better online image editor for your posters than Wondershare PixCut!
Wondershare PixCut is a multi-purpose tool that you can use as your poster designer. It lets you remove background from an image using AI. It also helps designs logos, posters, and thumbnails thanks to its graphic design feature.
Besides a bg remover tool, PixCut also lets you remove the watermark or other unnecessary items from your image. You can even enlarge an image up to 400% in PixCut, without losing its quality. It also offers bulk removal, allowing you to cut the backgrounds of 30 images at once. PixCut certainly is a wonderful graphic design tool for your various needs.
To create a poster for your Olympic hero on Wondershare PixCut, follow the simple steps given below:
Step 1: Getting Started
To start making the poster, you first need an image of your favorite Olympic hero. Save a dashing picture of your favorite sports player like Usain Bolt (he's our favorite) from the internet. Next, go to the PixCut website and log in using your Wondershare ID. If you do not have an ID, you can sign up using your email account by clicking the blue “Sign Up” button on top of the screen.
Step 2: Removing the Background
Now access the “Remove BG” tool on the website. Click on
Step 3: Designing the Poster
After removing the background, click on the
Step 4: Customizing the Details
Once you have selected a template, you can modify it in a number of ways to meet your requirements. Simply click on the element you want to modify, and the customization options will pop up. You can alter the text, upload an image of your choice (Usain Bolt’s picture in this case), and add different gradients and animations.
Step 5: Saving the Progress
After making all the necessary changes to your poster, click on the "Download" button on the top right corner of the screen. You can choose to save your file in JPG, PNG, or PDF.
Part 4 How can we get involved in Tokyo 2020 Olympic online
The closing date for the applications of Tokyo 2020 was 21st December 2018. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still learn how to register yourself for volunteering in future Olympic events. The process does not take more than 30 minutes to complete.
Before starting the process, make sure you have your identification documents ready. You can register using an email ID. The application form requires personal information like address and contact details and preferences of volunteering activities. Once you have confirmed your email address, you can launch the Games Volunteer My Page.
On the page, you can check the "My Status" section. If it reads as "Application Received," then your registration process is complete. Additional information regarding the process can be found on the official website of the Olympics.