Tokyo Awarded 2020 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee today announced that the City of Tokyo, Japan will be the host city for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (better known as the 2020 Summer Olympics) scheduled to take place between July 24 and August 9, 2020.

Traditionally it takes approximately a year-and-a-half after the announcement before we get our first look at the logo for the event, all we have in the meantime is the Tokyo 2020 Candidate City logo, which is this:

Tokyo 2020 Candidate City logo, this will be replaced within the next 18 months by the official 2020 Summer Olympics logo

The bad news is rarely does an official Olympic games logo look better than the candidate city logo, so don’t get your hopes up on anything too amazing.

Below, a look at the candidate city logos and their actual Olympic game logos, for the decade leading up to these 2020 games:

The candidate city and official Olympic logos for both the Summer and Winter Olympics from 2010-2020

Out of the bunch, maybe Rio 2016 is the only improvement — and that’s more of a side-step as both of their logos are pretty solid.