The Olympic Flag

The flag of the Olympics, known as the Olympic flag, features five interlocking rings on a white background. These rings are colored blue, yellow, black, green, and red from left to right. The rings are meant to represent the five inhabited continents of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. The white background symbolizes peace and unity. The flag's design aims to convey the idea of the Olympic Games bringing together athletes from around the world, regardless of nationality, race, or religion.

The Olympic Flag

History

The Olympic flag was designed in 1913 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games. It was first flown at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. The idea behind the flag was to create a visual symbol that would promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect across the globe. The five rings represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from around the world at the Olympic Games. The choice of colors for the rings, along with the white background, was made because at least one of these colors appears on the flag of every country in the world, thus reinforcing the message of global unity. Over the years, the Olympic flag has become one of the most recognized symbols worldwide, embodying the spirit of international competition and cooperation.