Wonder about olympic rings meaning? Here's the answer for you!

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Monday, 08/08/2016 12:08

Olympic Games is always one of the world's biggest, the world's most expected sport events that's just held each 4 years. This year, 2016, the Olympic Games is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 to 21. It's predicted to attract about 3 billion people all over the world (a half the the word's population) to watch the Games. 

As of right now, Olympics Rio is occuring so attractively, why don't we spend some minutes learning some interesting facts about the symbol of the Games that's nothing but 5 famous Olympic rings.

The 5 Olympic rings

The 5 Olympic rings 

But before going into any further details about this, I'd like to ask you a small question that's what do the olympic rings represent? Well, have you ever asked yourself what's the real meaning of Olympic ring colors? Do you want to know it? Keep scrolling down till the end to find out great secrets behind them on your own. Here you go! 

How was it made?

The meaning of the Olympic Rings is a very symbolic meaning and it was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a Frenchman, in 1912, he is also regarded as the father of the modern day Olympics, and the founder of IOC (the International Olympic Committee). Baron Pierre de Coubertin wanted there to be an important meaning of the Olympic rings and he wanted to ensure that the Olympic flag would be universally accepted for all the nations involved and he wanted to make this flag a part of the new Olympic Tradition. As you can see the flag is still flown today in both the winter and the Summer Olympic events, and this is just as important to the Olympics as the traditional Olympic torch.

The meaning?

The original thoughts as to the meaning of the Olympic rings on the flag of the Olympic Games is the symbolism of the 5 different colored rings, all interlinked together. These five multicolored Olympic rings stand for the five continents where the athletes traveled from to take part in the sporting competitions of these Olympic events, of which the blue's for Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Australia, and red for the Americas. 

The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio

The Olympic flag is raised during the opening ceremony in Rio

The reason for the interlocking rings on the Olympic flag is symbolic in showing that the Olympic Games are intended for all nations worldwide to come and compete against one another in unity. The meaning of the Olympic rings colors is not of any important significance, but the 5 colors of the Olympic rings and the white background have at least one color of every nation's flag in them. What a meaningful symbol!

The myth behind Olympic Rings symbol

There is a myth that Pierre de Coubertin actually borrowed the Olympic Rings symbol from the Ancient Greeks. The origin of this myth starts when British authors Lynn and Gray Poole in the 1950s took a trip to Delphi while working on the History of the Ancient Olympic Games and saw a stone carved with the Olympic rings symbol. They assumed, and subsequently included in their book, that this was a stone carved in ancient times, when it fact it was carved for the 1936 Summer Olympics. The president of the Olympic Organizing Committee had it carved for a torchbearer ceremony at the stadium at Delphi. After the ceremony, they left the stone there.

Well, they are all facts and information about the Olympic Rings symbol we want to introduce you in this post. Hope that they are helpful and great to you.

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Source: olympics.mu, todayifoundout.com

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