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This handout picture, released from the Tokyo 2020 bid committee shows (R-L) Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda, Paralympian swimmer Mayumi Narita, designer Ai Shimamine ,Olympic women''s wrestling champion Kaori Icho and Tokyo 2020 CEO Masato Mizuno display the logo mark for the 2020 Olympic Games as Tokyo bids to host the 2020 Olympics.
Tokyo 2020 unveils bid logo


30 Nov 2011
Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo will use Japan’s most celebrated flower—the cherry blossom—in its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the Associated Press reports from the Japanese capital. Tokyo’s 2020 bid committee unveiled its bid logo on Wednesday, becoming the first of the six applicant cities to do so. The logo is a wreath of cherry blossoms incorporating the Olympic colours of red, blue, yellow and green plus purple, which features prominently in Japanese cultural icons.

Organisers said the wreath signified eternity, happiness and a continuous unbroken cycle, while also symbolising Japan’s recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics and campaigned unsuccessfully for the 2016 Olympics, is up against Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Baku. The IOC will choose the 2020 host city in 2013.
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