On 23rd June, 1948 Olympic day was introduced at the Sorbonne in Paris. Basically it was introduced to celebrate the birth of modern Olympic games on 23rd June, 1894. The aim or purpose of this is to promote active participation of the people in sports across the world regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Olympic Rings are the symbol of Olympic games which is known throughout the world and is the visual ambassador of Olympism for many people. The design was first created by Pierre De Coubertin. The Olympic rings are the global symbol of The Olympics.
The Olympic symbol consists of five rings with different colors. while using these colors it shall be from left to right as blue, yellow, black, green and red. These rings are interlaced with each other from left to right. At the top clue, black and red rings are situated whereas yellow and green are situated at the bottom. It expresses the Olympic movement and represents the union of five continents and meeting of athletes at the Olympic games throughout the world. The founder of the Olympic movement is Pierre de Coubertin. These five rings represents different parts of the world. Many countries participated in the Olympics every time. In 2018 winter Olympics about 91 countries participated. Hence, Olympics are held every four years.
History of the Olympic Rings:
- 1913- Olympic rings are introduced to public for the first time. With white background five rings are interlaced with blue, yellow, black, green and red.
- 1920- Olympic flag made their first appearance at the games of the VII Olympic Antwerp 1920.
- 1957- The IOC (International Olympic Committee) approved the symbol with slightly different from Coubertin’s original in which the rings intersect with each other.
- 1986- It is officially decided that to add gaps between the rings by the IOC.
- 2010- the official version of Olympic rings returned to its original with an interlaced design as of Coubertin’s vision.
The last summer olympics were held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil in 2016 and the last winter olympics was held in PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018.
Summer Sports include Archery, Artistic Swimming, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Canoe Slalom, Canoe Sprint, cycling BMX, Cycling Mountain Bike, Cycling Road, Cycling Track, Diving, Dressage, Equestrian Eventing, Equestrian jumping, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics artistic, Gymnastic rhythmic, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Karate, Marathon swimming, Modern pentathlon, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling freestyle and Wrestling Greco-Roman.
Winter sports includes Alpine skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track, Ski Jumping, Snowboard and Speed Skating.
All the rights and the use of Olympics properties belong to the IOC and not limited for the use of profit-making , commercial or advertising purposes. It will be used only with the written consent of the IOC. Now a days, Olympics games are developing much more than just a sports event. As participation of the countries are increasing.