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Japan Unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympic Logos

Japan’s Olympic officials unveiled the new official logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games on Monday. The Harmonized Checkered Emblem was subsituted for the first selection, which was rejected last year after the designer was accused of plagirism. The new design uses traditional Japanese colors and patterns to symbolize the intercultural themes of the Games. The first logo was dimissed after Belgian artist Olivier Debie accused the designer of copying his design for a theatre logo.