The Olympic flag has five rings. They are flown bi-annually at the summer and winter Olympics. The idea for the rings on both the Olympic flag (and the Olympic flag) was created after the 1912 Olympic Games, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden.
It was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, a Frenchman who also led the revival and formation of the International Olympic committee (1894).
At the Stockholm Olympics, athletes from all five continents participated for the first time. The International Olympic Committee adopted the Olympic flag in 1914.
It was first flown in the Olympics in Antwerp (Belgium) in 1920. Although the flag could have been flown in 1916, the Olympics were cancelled due to war.
When the Olympic flag was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the rings had a specific meaning. The Olympic flag has five rings.
They are linked together and each are a different color. Five rings are representative of the five continents from which the Olympic athletes come to compete in these events.
The rings on the Olympic flag are locked together because they represent the universality of the Olympic Games, which bring together athletes from all parts of the world to compete.
These five rings are black, green and red and are placed on a flag with white background.
Although the colors of the flag do not represent any particular continent, the five colors that are in the flag’s rings and the white background symbolise that at least one color from each nation is on its flag.
The Olympic flag has been used for nearly 100 years and will continue to be used in the Worlds Olympic Games for many years.