There's all sorts of rules about the Olympics, logos, and anything that could link to them. Like, you can't sell Olympic themed merchandise without permission. They're HEAVILY trademarked. Strange but it makes perfect sense.
The Olympic Rings, the five interlocking rings, have a fun back story which I didn't know before I was browsing the internet to avoid thinking about buying a coat (because it's going to cold this winter!). I'm damn good at procrastination.
|Olympic Rings via Wikipedia|
|Pierre de Coubertin, via Wikipedia|
Isn't that fun to know. Don't you wish the NBC people talked about stuff like that? Or maybe they do. But I'm asleep by the time that happens.
|Paralympic Symbol via Wikipedia|
Lab 42 made this infographic based on a poll they did from 500 social media users. I only feel bad for not picking up on what an Olympiad was, but I knew everything else question wise. Go me!
|Via Lab 42|
- Wikipedia article on the Olympic symbols such as the rings, flags, anthems, medals and mascots
- Wikipedia article on the Paralymic symbols such as the symbol, history, oath and anthem
- Times article, Who Made the Olympic Rings, about Pierre de Coubertin and other tidbits (Nazis and Dunlop tires)
- Pierre de Courbertin Wikipeida page
- Olympic Symbols -The Five Interlocking Rings from the Olympist