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Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it's copied

Tokyo Olympic organizers defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal Friday, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Games was copied from a Belgian theater. At a news conference in Tokyo, the organizers disclosed designer Kenjiro Sano's initially submitted logo, saying its emphasis on a "T'' shape bore no resemblance to that of Theater de Liege. They said a circle on the background was added later as the design was amended after the organizers found a logo that carried some similarity during their trademark search around the world to avoid any legal infringement. The Belgian logo did not turn up during their three-month search because it wasn't a...

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