The Olympic rings are the official symbol of the Olympic Games. The design was created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1913. The rings on the right represent the union of the five inhabited continents and the meeting of athletes from around the world at the Olympic Games. The rings were first used at the Olympic Games Belgium in 1920.

The Olympic rings

The 5 colours of the rings are blue, black, red, yellow and green. It's a common misconception that the colours represent specific continents. For example, that blue represents Oceania, black Africa, red The Americas, yellow Asia and green Europe. In fact, the five colours were chosen so that in combination with the white background, they could produce the colours of all national flags worldwide.[1]

References

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  1. "Myth buster: Yellow Olympic ring does not represent Asia, neither do the other four". olympics.com.

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