Download Olympics Rings White Background. See full list on worldatlas.com Certain symbols are used to convey the meaning and identity of the olympics.
An important symbol of the games today, the olympic flag with five rings was designed by pierre de coubertin in august 1912. Since its inception, other olympic games have been created, including the youth olympics and the paralympics. Because of world war i, the olympics games was canceled until 1920, which is when the first olympic flag was officially displayed.
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The olympic symbol consists of five interlaced rings of equal dimensions, used alone, in one or in five different colours, which are, from left to right, blue, yellow, black, green and red. Athletes from more than 200 countries come together to compete in the world’s most important sporting competition. This emblem must be submitted to and approved by the international olympic committee. This was done to include all of the nations and to create an international symbol that left no member unrepresented.