Those iconic symbols are something we see every four years when the next Olympic games descend, but what do the rings actually symbolise?
It’s arguably one of the most well-known symbols to represent the Olympic games and it’s composed of five interlocking rings. There is a blue, yellow, black, green and red ring on a white background which was originally designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1912. Pierre was the co-founder of the modern Olympic Games and according to him the colours of the rings represent the colours that appeared on all the national flags that competed in the games at that time.
The symbol represents the union of the five continents of the world, however unlike previously thought, no continent is represented by a specific ring. It was once thought that each colour corresponded to a particular continent: blue for Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Australia and Oceania and red for America.
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