Olympic Games - Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo

Claims of plagiarism forced organisers to ditch the Tokyo Olympics logo (AFP Photo/) (Jiji Press/AFP/File)
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- Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers have scrapped the event's scandal-hit logo in the latest fiasco for the Games after a costs furore forced plans for a $2 billion new national stadium to be torn up. The decision -- which comes amid plagiarism claims -- caps an embarrassing month for Olympic officials after the ditching of the stadium. Japanese Olympic bosses announced their decision at a hastily arranged press conference Tuesday. "We're certain the two logos are different," Toshiro Muto, director general of the Tokyo Organising Committee, said of plagiarism claims that it was copied from a Belgian theatre's emblem. "We want to create a new emblem that represents the Tokyo Olympics and that is loved and supported by the public."

AFP