Think You Know The Olympics? 7 Things To Know About The Olympics Logo
Since its re-introduction in 1912, the Olympics have had one logo that has stood the test of time and remained the basic logo for every Olympic game. This logo consists of five interlocking circles of different colors. Along with the mainstay, each Olympic games has had its own logo, unique to that year’s games.
1. The original logo was designed by Pierre De Coubertin, the creator of the modern olympic games.
2. The logo was designed to represent all of the nations that participated in the games at the time. Coubertin said of his design, ”…the six colours [including the flag’s white background] thus combined reproduce the colours of all the nations, with no exception. The blue and yellow of Sweden, the blue and white of Greece, the tri- colours of France, England and America, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, the yellow and red of Spain next to the novelties of Brazil or Australia, with old Japan and new China. Here is truly an international symbol.”
3. Each Olympics has it’s own unique emblem, which is designed around the basic five interlocking rings.
4. Paris 1924 marked the first Olympic Games of the modern era to have an official emblem representing the event.
5. China’s 2008 logo’s figure is meant to represent the Chinese character “Jing,” which represents the name of the host City.
6. This year’s much criticized logo for the Olympic games cost a staggering £400,000 to design, causing much uproar about the taste level of the London Olympic committee. (How much? Geez, should have called Jennergy!).
7. Logos for the 2016 Olympics have already been designed by the cities who put in bids. Baku, Doha, and Prague have already been eliminated, but cities like Chicago, Madrid, Rio De Janiero, and Tokyo are still in the running for the bid.
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