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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: New logo for the event unveiled

Japanese designer Asao Tokolo was tasked with he new emblem after the old one drew controversy.

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Tokyo-based designer Asao Tokolo speaks during a press conference at the Tokyo 2020 emblem unveiling ceremony.

The new emblem of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games was unveiled here on Monday, featuring an indigo-coloured check in the design.

The logo features a circular Japanese traditional checkered pattern. Below the design are the words "Tokyo 2020" and under them the five interlocking Olympic rings, reports Xinhua.

The logo was chosen from a shortlist of four announced on April 8 after more than 14,599 entries were publicly accepted.

Tokyo 2020 organisers had to scrap a logo by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano over its close resemblance of a theater in the Belgian city of Liege created by designer Olivier Debie.

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