The Olympic flag

Flag of the Olympics
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The Olympic flag, an enduring symbol of unity and international sportsmanship, is rich in history and meaning. Designed by Pierre de Coubertin in 1913 and first hoisted in 1920 at the Antwerp Games, the flag features five interlocking rings on a white background.

Which colour represents which continent?

These rings, blue, yellow, black, green, and red, represent the five inhabited continents: Africa, the Americas (South America and North America), Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Contrary to a common misconception, no specific ring is assigned to any particular continent. Instead, the colors were chosen because they included the colors of all the national flags of the world at that time.

The interlocking rings, often referred to as the "Olympic Rings" or "Olympic Symbol," embody the idea of the universality of Olympism and the meeting of athletes from all over the world during the Olympic Games. The design reflects Coubertin’s vision of bringing together people from different parts of the world in friendly competition, promoting peace and international understanding.

The white background of the flag symbolizes peace, further emphasizing the Olympic ideals of harmony and cooperation among nations. Over the years, the flag has undergone only minor adjustments, maintaining its original design and significance.

The flag is a central element in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games. It is carried into the stadium and hoisted during the opening ceremony and is lowered and handed over to the organizers of the next Games during the closing ceremony.


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