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Logo for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games scrapped amid plagiarism accusation

Belgian designer Olivier Debie claimed that the design was similar to his 2013 logo for the Theatre de Liege.

Sep 3, 2015 08:08 IST
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Four-colour logo of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games was scrapped by Games Organising Committee on 1 September 2015. The logo was scrapped amid allegations by a Belgian graphic designer Olivier Debie that it was plagiarised from his work.

Debie claimed that the design was similar to his 2013 logo for the Theatre de Liege.

The logo unveiled in August 2015 was based around the letter T and a red circle representing a beating heart, which resembled the Japanese flag.

Earlier in July 2015, a new Olympic Stadium design by architect Zaha Hadid was scrapped amid a row over its cost.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics is scheduled to be held from 24 July - 9 August 2020.

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