Tokyo Olympics protest parody of logo that depicts COVID-19

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic officials are upset that the games emblem has been used in the cover design of a local magazine that combines the logo with the coronavirus. Tokyo spokesman Masa Takaya says the organizers have requested that the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan “take down” the image. Takaya did not answer a direct question if the organizing committee was planning a legal challenge. Takaya says “it is very disappointing to see the games emblem being distorted and associated with the novel coronavirus.” He says the organizing committee had not yet received a formal reply to its request.