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Futuristic superheroes picked as Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots

TOKYO: Tokyo on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and "special powers" that was picked by schoolchildren across mascot-mad Japan. The mascot, which has yet to be named, was selected by elementary school kids from a shortlist of three competitors instantly recognisable as "made in Japan". The students picked option "A", which, according to the Tokyo 2020 organisers, has a "strong sense of justice and is very athletic".…