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A poster with the logo of Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 is removed from the wall by a worker at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Tokyo on Tuesday night. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday decided to scrap the logo following another allegation that the designer used copied materials.

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While you are at it, please take Mori down too! Dude is lost.

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New logo is no problem but new stadium may be problem. Tokyo already wasted a lot of taxpayers money in vain.

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oh how embarrassing. I'm not Japanese, but even I'm embarrassed at this. Please just cancel the olympics and stop humiliating yourselves and the expats in Japan

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Wait for it....the designer is half-Korean or half-Chinese....

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They should have scrapped the logo much earlier. The Tokyo Metropolitan government has already printed out 46 million-yen worth of posters with the logo. The hairless governor should take responsibility.

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I wouldn't mind getting my mitts on one of these. Hanging an epic national failure on the wall would give me a chuckle from time to time.

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Mori? Like his comments on the stadium design, he’ll probably say that he didn’t like this logo from the start anyway. I think they said that everything associated with this logo, all the ad campaigns and what have you got, has exceeded 100 oku yen. That’s gone. Imagine how many bricks they could have bought with 100 oku yen to help with cementing together a new Olympic stadium. And Mr. Sano won’t get his 1 million yen fee now. Don’t think that the companies having splashed out this cash are going to be happy with Mr. Design and might seek compensation.

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Epic fail on a global scale ... so so much money wasted with not enough planning. Japan putting the wrong people in charge!

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Will the scrapped logos become collectors' items 100 years from now?!

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Apparently Mr Sano has also designed the logo for Williams Burgers, a brand new fast food chain opening up here soon. http://i.imgur.com/oxa0JHF.jpg

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Think they`ll become collectors items?

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Nothing on Yahoo Auctions just yet, but I'm sure something will turn up.

They should charge Sano's office for the cost of replacing everything with the logo.

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Bobsap - hilarious!!

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Shame, it was a pretty nice looking logo.

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