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New Muhammad Ali logo unveiled for Kentucky airport

Posted: 11:36 AM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-07 11:36:10-04
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville, Kentucky, officials have unveiled new branding for Louisville's airport to go along with a renaming to honor Muhammad Ali.

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ali's widow, Lonnie, unveiled a new logo and designs at the airport during a ceremony on Thursday.

The Airport Authority Board voted in January to change the airport's name to the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.

The logo shows a silhouette of Ali with arms raised against a butterfly. Officials say the butterfly pays homage to Ali's famous phrase, "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" and the context of flight for the airport.

The unveiling took place as part of the city's Ali Week, which is held the first week of June to mark the passing of Ali, who died in 2016.