Last Updated on July 24, 2021 by Swati Brijwasi
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Do you know the meaning of five rings of the Olympics, know the history related to it
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Tokyo Olympics 2020 (Tokyo Olympic 2020) that went to the beginning of the first medal for India has received. It has been started by Mirabai Chanu. He has won silver in the 49 kg weight category by lifting 202 kg. In this way, the country has got a medal in weight lifting after 21 years. Earlier, Karnam Malleswari had given India the bonus at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Athletes from all over the country are participating in the Tokyo Olympics. In such a situation, we are usually familiar with famous players, but there are some things related to Olympic history which are not discussed. This includes the 5 different colored rings of the Olympics. Most of the people do not know the meaning of this ring. So let us tell you what is the meaning of these rings.
Meaning of 5 rings of olympics
Five rings of five colors (blue, yellow, black, green, red) are used in the Olympic ring. These rings are a symbol of the Olympic Games globally. These rings, displayed outside the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland, were conceptualized by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who is considered the co-founder of the modern Olympic Games. It was he who prepared their design in 1912.
According to Coubertin, the color of the rings on a white background was actually based on the color of the flags of the countries participating in the Olympics at that time. But in 1914 the Olympic Congress was canceled due to World War I, but the emblem and flag were accepted and were first used during the Belgian Olympics in 1920.
After this the International Olympic Committee changed its ideology and gave a new interpretation of these rings. At the same time, the committee talked about taking these rings as ‘symbols of the continents’. Although no particular color is associated with any continent, before 1951, the official booklet of the Olympics stated that blue represented Europe, yellow for Asia, black for Africa, green for Australia-Oceania and red for America. does.