The official symbol for the 2016 Summer Olympics unveiled on December 31, 2010 and was designed by the Brazilian service Tatíl Design.
The symbol was noticed as evoking Henri Matisse's painting Dancing. There were also claims by the Colorado-based Telluride Foundation the symbol was plagiarized from its own. The Telluride Foundation symbol includes four amounts, while additionally consisting of several figures linked in movement. That is not initially the foundation had alleged plagiarism of its symbol by a Brazilian occasion; in 2004, the amounts component that is connected was reproduced for the symbol of Carnival celebrations. Tatíl bureau manager Fred Gelli defended the layout, saying the theory of amounts linked in embrace wasn't fundamentally first as it was "a historical reference" and "in the collective unconscious". Gelli mentioned Dancing as an influence of the theory of the symbol, and said the designers had deliberately planned to make the interpretation of the theory dissimilar to others as potential.