• Kyodo


A third round of screening for the new 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo started Thursday, with a list of 64 candidates to be whittled down to three or four by Saturday.

Twenty-one logo selection committee members will score both the designs and the potential use of the logos before deciding on candidates for final screening.

The initial logo by Kenjiro Sano was selected in July but scrapped two months later amid accusations of plagiarism. Relaxed rules for participation in the new selection process saw 14,599 entries submitted in the first round.

Following criticism for its lack of transparency in selecting Sano’s logo, organizers will investigate and register trademarks for the final round designs, while also taking into account feedback posted on its website.

The new logo is set to be chosen by spring.

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