RIO 2016: Designer defends logo against plagiarism claim
RIO 2016's new Olympic logo was widely praised but at least no-one claimed the much maligned and criticised London 2012 emblem was plagiarised.
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Rio launched its new logo at a New Year's Eve at a beach party attended by over one million partygoers and International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge.
But its creators have been forced to deny similarities with the logo of the Colorado-based Telluride Foundation.
Fred Gelli, a director of the Tatil agency which won the competition to design the logo along with nearly 140 other competitors, claims extensive research was carried out to ensure there was no similar logo in existence.