It symbolises the power of unity as the world comes together for the Games in 2020 to experience the joy of uniting, reports Xinhua. The black colour of the central column represents diversity.

The shape of the circle represents an inclusive world. The red of the circle represents the power of beating heart. The Paralympic emblem is inspired by the universal sign of equality. The ceremony was attended by Tokyo organising committee president Yoshiro Mori, Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates.

"The emblem reflects the vibrant nature of the city and the welcoming spirit of its citizens," said Coates. Tokyo was awarded the right to host the 2020 Olympics on September 7, 2013.

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