What are Olympic Rings?

The Olympic rings are the symbol of the Olympic flag that represents the spirit of the Olympic Games by joining five rings of different colors intertwined, representing the union of countries on five continents.

The Olympic rings, also called Olympic rings, are the image of the Olympic flag created for the Paris Olympic Congress in 1914 to commemorate the 20 years of life since the restitution of the Olympic Games.

The Olympic rings on the Olympic flag as an emblem were created by the father of the Olympic Games of the modern era Pierre Coubertin (1863-1937).

Baron Coubertin obtained the idea for the Olympic flag inspired by the emblem of the marriage union with two interlocking rings used in the French Union of Athletic Sports Societies. The use of circles was taken from the symbology that the psychoanalyst Carl Jung (1875-1961) said he represented: continuity and the human cycle.

The six colors used in the Olympic flag with the Olympic rings are white as the background and the blue, yellow, black, green and red rings. In this combination the colors of all the flags of all participating countries and nations are combined.

The Olympic flag, together with the hoops, becomes one of the best known Olympic symbols and represents the Olympic Movement that encompasses all the organizations and institutions that are part of the Olympic Games.

The image of the Olympic rings are copyrighted and owned by the International Olympic Commission (IOC), which is assumed as the legal, regulatory and administrative entity of the Olympic Games.