How Many Rings Are on the Olympic Flag?


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The Olympic flag has five interlocking rings on a white background. The rings represent the union of the nations of the five continental areas – North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia and their athlete delegates at the games.

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In 1913, the president of the International Olympic Committee, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, suggested an official Olympic flag to symbolize the peace and unity of international athletic competition. The flag was first introduced at the seventh Olympic Games in 1920. The white background and the blue, yellow, black, green and red ring colors were chosen to represent at least one color from each country's national flag.

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