Sano insisted he never copied or plagiarized the design. According to the designer, he pushed to have them removed them to protect his family and staff stating that the controversy has made him reach a limit of public shaming that he can no longer endure.
There is no new logo for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics yet and the organizing committee is thinking about opening a competition to find one. There is a lot of support for one particular design that was posted on Twitter by a Japanese resident of Spain, which you can see below.
More Japan 2020 Olympic logo controversy – unsolicited logo proposal caches fire on Twitter http://t.co/qSMfJvH0uU
This isn’t the first hurdle that the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics has had to jump over.
In late August, the committee had to cancel the construction plans for the New National Stadium due to budgetary constraints. Organizers are now working on finding a new design that will help them build a main stadium that will fit into their budget.