Olympic Rings Meaning

  • How many rings: Five
  • What they represent: Five rings represent the five continents.
  • Arrangement: All these five rings are interlaced
  • Why Interlaced rings: Interlacing shows the universality of Olympism and the meeting of the athletes of the world during the Olympic Games.
  • Background: White
  • Colours of the Olympic Rings: Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red
  • Meanings behind the colours: All six colours including white represent all nations
  • Misconception: Rings colour does not represent colour of certain continent
  • When Olympic Rings are Designed: 1913
  • Olympic Rings Designer: Pierre de Coubertin,  Father of the modern Olympic Games.  Coubertin proposed the symbol of the rings which aimed to encourage world unity.


Olympic Rings