ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Dinner was held at the Dolmabahçe Palace. AA Photo
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
has introduced the 2020 Olympic bid logo for Istanbul during a dinner for Turkish athletes, daily Hürriyet reported this morning.
The winning logo was picked from among five options via a public vote on the campaign's official website.
The theme of the logo is inspired by the traditional Ottoman tulip.
Hasan Arat, head of the 2020 bid, said in a statement on the committee's website that the logo would help Turkey promote its "dream" of hosting an Olympics that spans Europe
Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid were shortlisted for the games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last month. The host of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games will be announced on Sept. 7, 2013 in Buenos Aires.