Monday, April 18, 2011

The Olympic Rings and Flag

The Olympic Rings and Flag
Design: The design of the official Olympic flag, which is five interconnected rings on a white background, was created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1914. The colours are (from left to right) blue, yellow, black, green, and red. It was first flown at the Antwerp Olympic stadium in 1920.

Representation: The five Olympic rings represent the five major regions of the world – Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana, and are interconnected to symbolize the friendship to be gained from these international competitions. The colors were chosen because at least one of them appeared on the flag of every country in the world.

History: At the closing ceremony of the Games, the mayor of the current host city presents the flag to the mayor of the next host city. The original Olympic Flag that was first unveiled at Antwerp in 1920 was finally retired after the 1984 Games at Los Angeles, and a new flag was flown at the 1988 Seoul Games.


Educational Values: In 2006, IOC identified five educational values of Olympism.

Pursuit of excellence (blue)

Joy of effort (black)

Fair play (red)

Respect for others (yellow)

will and mind (green)

2 comments:

  1. The South Korean city of Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Winter Olympics by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).Pyeongchang will be the first city in Asia outside Japan to host the Winter Games.

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