Olympic rings

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The Olympic rings

The Olympic rings are the official symbol of the Olympic Games. The design was created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1913. The rings on the right represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from around the world at the Olympic Games. The rings were first used at the Olympic Games Belgium in 1920.

The 5 colours of the rings are blue, black, red, yellow and green. Blue represents Oceania. Oceania is a collective name for the islands scattered throughout most of the Pacific. Black represents Africa. Red represents The Americas. Yellow represents Asia. Green represents Europe.

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