The modern association of each color with a continent dates back to the 1950 edition of the IOC’s “Green Booklet” in which it stated that “These rings represent the five continents, blue for Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Australia and red for America.” This was retracted the following year, but …
Why is the African Olympic Ring black?
The originator of the Olympic rings chose the colours because every flag of the world can be composed from the six colours portrayed on the flag. Even the Olympic committee gets it wrong from time to time and actually publishes a bunch of rubbish about it being, for example, black represents Africa!
What do the 5 colored rings represent in the Olympics?
The five rings represented the parts of the world — Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and Europe — that were then, in Coubertin’s words, “won over to Olympism and ready to accept its fertile rivalries.”
How many sports are in Olympics?
Around 11,000 athletes have made their way to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in over 339 different events from 41 different sports.
Can you use the Olympic rings logo?
Can I use the Olympic rings? The Olympic rings are the exclusive property of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). They are a mark protected around the world and cannot be used without the IOC’s prior written consent.