A Japanese animation company and the International Olympic Committee say they are collaborating to create an animated short film to share the Olympic spirit with young people ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Studio Ponoc and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage made the announcement on Monday at an international animation festival in the southeastern French town of Annecy.
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have set up an official website for selling tickets.
The Olympic organizing committee told a news conference on Thursday that it will accept applications for tickets through a lottery on the official site during a 20-day period from May 9. Only people who live in Japan can apply. The winners will be announced on June 20.
For the first time in 44 years, Japan's national men's basketball team will compete in the Olympics. It will be joining the women's team to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The International Basketball Federation, or FIBA, decided at a central board meeting in Cote d'Ivoire on Saturday that the teams will be granted the automatic places given to the host country.