Tokyo 2020 Olympics new emblem unveiled

The new emblem of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was unveiled on Monday, featuring an indigo-colored check in the design.

The Organizing Committee’s decision came seven months after an initial design was scrapped due to plagiarism accusations.

The logo features a circular Japanese traditional checkered pattern. Below the design are the words “Tokyo 2020” and under them the five interlocking Olympic rings.

The new emblem was designed by 46-year-old Tokyo-based artist Asao Tokolo.

It was chosen from a shortlist of four after some 14,599 entries were submitted in a contest open to the public.

Official said the committee had met 15 times since last September to decide on the new emblem.

The previous logo by Japanese artist Kenjiro Sano was scrapped last September over plagiarism accusations due to its similarity to the logo of a theater in Belgium.

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