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Japan could scrap Olympic logo over plagiarism allegation

Tokyo Olympic organizers are expected to scrap the logo for the 2020 Games on Tuesday following another allegation its Japanese designer might have used copied materials in presentations of the design. Up to now, Olympic organizers have supported designer Kenjiro Sano against allegations of plagiarizing the design, but Japan's national broadcaster NHK said that the support will be withdrawn as a result of new accusations that Sano allegedly used an image from someone else's website without authorization. There was no immediate comment from Olympic officials on reports that the logo will be withdrawn. But organizing committee executives were meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue...