The Tokyo 2020 logo was launched on 25 Apr 2016, and designed by Japanese artist Asao Tokolo.
Tokyo 2020 is the XXXII Summer Olympics sports game planned to be held from 24 July – 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
Chequered patterns have been popular in many countries around the world throughout history. In Japan, the chequered pattern became formally known as “ichimatsu moyo” in the Edo period (1603-1867), and this chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.
Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of “unity in diversity”. It also expresses that the Olympic and Paralympic Games seek to promote diversity as a platform to connect the world.