A total of 2,042 mascot design submissions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were received from the public, the games organizers announced Tuesday. According to the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, there were 1,774 individual submissions and 268 group submissions, with approximately 40 percent of the applications received immediately before the Monday deadline. In 2015, when the games' emblem redesign was launched, 14,599 submissions were received. Many applicants were young, with a quarter of the total in their teens or 20s, while roughly half the submissions were from people aged 30 to 49. The oldest applicants were in their 80s.
It took a lot of work to get this done. Submission objects are a lot more complex than comment objects and I needed to design the script in such a way that new fields would get automatically included in the database without breaking the script. Essentially, all of the major fields for submission objects are available. I have also preserved the base36 submission id under the "name" column in the submission table. This script will run constantly and feed both tables in near real-time -- with objects usually ending up there within 1-3 seconds of getting posted to Reddit (barring any issues with the Reddit API getting overwhelmed at times).
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