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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.
The symbol of the Olympic Games is
composed of five interlocking rings,
coloured blue, yellow, black, green,
and red on a white field, known as the
"Olympic rings". The symbol was
originally designed in 1912 by Baron
Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the
modern Olympic Games. According to
de Coubertin, the ring colours with the
white background stand for those
colors that appeared on all the
national flags that competed in the
Olympic games at that time. Upon its
initial introduction, de Coubertin stated
the following in the August, 1912
edition of Olympique: