All About Olympic Rings

All About Olympic Rings

With so much Olympics talk all around, You surely must have noticed those colorful rings – three on top and two under them and all of them interlaced. Do you know what these five rings are for?

The five Olympic Rings represent the five continents – Africa, America, Asia, Australia, and Europe. You must be wondering why not Antarctica? This is because there are hardly any people living on Antarctica due to its extreme weather conditions. Even if Olympics were held there, only penguins will attend it!

The interlocking of rings signify the meeting of the athletes from all across the five continents for Olympic games. The colours of the rings are blue, yellow, black, green, and red. Each and every country participating in Olympics, has at least one of these colours in their flag. Isn’t that amazing?

The Olympic flag is white in color with Olympic rings drawn on it.

Do you know when modern Olympics started? In 1896.The Olympic flag and rings both were designed by Pierre de Coubertin,  a Frenchman who invented modern Olympics in 1913. It took seven more year before the flag was finally flown in 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Pierre de Coubertin is also known as the “Father of modern Olympics”.

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11 responses to “All About Olympic Rings”

  1. Melissa Avatar

    Thanks so much, this helped quite a bit exept i was sorta looking for a website that can tell me what like each of the colours represent… for e.g
    Blue: Europe
    Yeah, like that…. Sorry, still, great job! Thank you so much. Good Job!

  2. Mc Kenzie Avatar
    Mc Kenzie

    Thanks so much for the awesome website. Great job…
    Keep up the good work.
    I just wanted to say that its great how you give VERY detailed answer…
    Once again… Thanks, this really helped, and i’ll pass on the name of this website :)

  3. Michelle Avatar

    Kind of confusing mentioning bears in relation to Antarctica… There are no bears on Antarctica. (I realise that is not what this is about, but thought it worth mentioning)

  4. AD Avatar

    thanx amazing website!
    i really wanted to know if u could add more info on what is the meaning of each ring does it stand for anything or . . . . . .. .. . .. ..
    but very good info thanx

  5. Kylah Davidson Avatar
    Kylah Davidson

    Why are the rings interlocked?? This will be really helpful because me and my friend Hataeya are doing a worksheet about the Olympics and we really need help asap. Thanks heaps, please email me

  6. Veronica Avatar

    I get it now. It was for my homework. It was cool.

  7. Veronica Avatar

    Me too

  8. yeah Avatar

    this is wrong its not Australia its Australasia Australia is a country not a continent u have to think about New zealand and many other pacific islands do u even know bro!?

  9. Ben Adamo Avatar
    Ben Adamo

    Hello …..there are 6 inhabited continents. So, that throws out the continent theory.

  10. Alisa Avatar

    I really like this article but I do wish there was more information!
    I am looking for a LOAD of facts about the rings and I didn’t really feel like this helped much.
    Sorry! :)


    i agree

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