The Olympic Emblem Withdrawn

years:September 2015

On September 1, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games decided to withdraw the official emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The entry by SANO Kenjirō was selected as the official emblem in July 2015. However, its originality became disputed, and its use was withdrawn at SANO’s request after a lawsuit was filed in August seeking an injunction against its use due to its resemblance to the logo of the Théâtre de Liège in Belgium. TOKOLO Asao’s design was subsequently chosen as the official emblem through another public competition. (Japanese)

created: 27/10/2021
modified: 15/02/2023 (Update History)
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