Tokyo Unveils 2020 Olympic Logos

Japan has unveiled the new official logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The design by Asao Tokolo is named harmonized chequered emblem.

2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games emblem

According to the official website of Tokyo 2020:

Chequered patterns have been popular in many countries around the world throughout history. In Japan, the chequered pattern became formally known as ichimatsu moyo in the Edo period (1603-1867), and this chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.

Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of unity in diversity. It also expresses that the Olympic and Paralympic Games seek to promote diversity as a platform to connect the world.

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