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Rings on the Olympic Flag

There are five rings on the Olympic flag that is flown at both the summer and the winter Olympics which alternate bi-annually. The concept for the rings on the Olympic flag and the Olympic flag itself was designed after the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden by a Frenchmen named Baron Pierre de Coubertin who was also the same man who led the revival of the Olympic Games and formed the International Olympic committee in 1894. The Stockholm Olympics were the first Olympic events to have athletes from all five continents participate in it. The Olympic flag was adopted by the International Olympic Committee in 1914 and it was first flown at the Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium in 1920. The flag would have been flown in 1916 but the Olympics were cancelled that year due to the times of war.

The rings on the Olympic flag had specific meaning when the flag was conceived by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1912. There are five rings on the Olympic flag and they are all linked together and each one is a different color. The five rings represent the five continents where the athletes came from to compete in these Olympic events. The reason for the rings on the Olympic flag being locked together is to symbolize that the Olympic Games are universal and bring athletes from all over the world together to compete. The flag has these five rings that are black, green, red, yellow and blue and they are on a flag with a white background. The colors of the rings do not signify any specific continents but with the five colors in the rings and the white background is symbolic that at least one of every color that is on the flag is on every nations flag. The same Olympic flag has been in use for almost a hundred years now and will be used for years to come in the Worlds Olympic Games