Tokyo 2020 reveals games logo
By iSportconnect | April 25, 2016
Tokyo 2020 have unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, cough “Harmonized Chequered Emblems.”
The design was selected following an open competition – the first ever in the Olympic history – after the first design for the games emblem was rejected as the designer was accused of plagiarism.
After having shortlisted four designs out of 14,599 received from all over the world, the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee selected today the entry submitted by designer Asao Tokolo prior to obtaining the final approval of the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board.
Before making its decision and following the unveiling of the four shortlisted emblem designs, the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee received opinions expressed by 39,712 members of the public online and 1,804 postcards.
Ryohei Miyata, Chair of the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee, commented, “Since September last year, it has been a great honour and privilege to chair the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee, and to work with my fellow committee members.
“I am extremely grateful to all members of the committee for their outstanding efforts over the past seven months. From today, these emblems will serve as the face of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“I very much hope that the emblems will prove popular with people everywhere, and we look forward to your continued support towards the Tokyo 2020 Games.”