Sep 3, 2015

Tokyo Olympics committee may ease new logo selection rules

The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee will consider relaxing the submission requirements for the public competition to select a new logo, officials said Wednesday, a day after the original logo was scrapped amid plagiarism allegations. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics committee will also seek to make ...

Sep 2, 2015

Japan begins fresh search for new National Stadium design

The Japan Sport Council on Tuesday started publicly seeking design and construction plans for a new National Stadium, which will be the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, after the previous costly design was abandoned in July. Its total construction cost is now ...

Disappointment, anger over Olympic logo 'embarrassment'

Sep 1, 2015

Disappointment, anger over Olympic logo 'embarrassment'

Many people reacted with disappointment and anger after the logo for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was scrapped amid accusations of plagiarism. “It is an embarrassment of Japan to have caused such a stir. The emblem should be remade from scratch,” said Norihiro Murakami, 47, ...