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Tokyo 2020 Olympics New Logo Unveiled after Plagiarism Claim

26 April 2016 7:59


Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers on Monday announced a new logo nearly eight months after the original choice was scrapped over an embarrassing plagiarism scandal.

The new design, chosen from a short list of four finalists unveiled earlier this month, features a circular indigo-colored Japanese traditional checkered pattern.

Below the design are the words “Tokyo 2020″ and under them the five interlocking Olympic rings.

Ryohei Miyata, head of the Tokyo 2020 emblem committee, and retired Japanese baseball legend Sadaharu Oh unveiled the winner at a Tokyo news conference, AFP reported.

The design for the Paralympic Games was also revealed and represents a slight variation of that for the Olympics and was created by the same person.

Below the design are the words “Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games” with the Olympic rings at the bottom.

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