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Tokyo Organizers Scrap Logo For '20 Games Amid Ongoing Plagiarism Claims

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

Organizers of the '20 Tokyo Games today dropped the logo for the event amid "accusations of plagiarism, maintaining that it was not copied but saying too many doubts had been raised for it to be usable," according to Elaine Lies of REUTERS. Questions about the logo "arose immediately after its July...

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