Tokyo, Japan (BBN)-The logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games has been scrapped after allegations that it was plagiarised.
The Games organising committee said there were too many doubts over the emblem for it to be used, reports BBC.
Logo designer Kenjiro Sano admitted copying online material when questioned by organisers, Japanese media reported.
A Belgian graphic artist had complained that his design was stolen.
In July Japan scrapped a controversial design for the new Olympic stadium.
“We have reached a conclusion that it would be only appropriate for us to drop the logo and develop a new emblem,” Toshio Muto, director general of the Tokyo organising committee, told a news conference.
“At this point, we have decided that the logo cannot gain public support.”