Games’ emblem has been approved since 1913 and is unchanged. She is familiar to everyone – five colored rings intertwined. It has been in force since, when it was developed with regard to the ancient Greek symbolism of the Olympics. Five laps by itself mean five continents that participate in sporting events. In addition, on the flag of any country necessarily meets at least one color, which is represented on the Olympic rings. Therefore, the emblem of the Olympic movement serves as a unifying factor.
Equally important is the flag. It represents an image of Olympic rings on a white canvas. His role is simple enough – the white colour symbolises peace. And combined with the emblem turns into a symbol of peace for the duration of the Games. It was first used as a competition attribute in 1920 in Belgium. Under the rules of the Olympics, the flag necessarily participates in both the opening and closing ceremonies. After the end of the Games, it must be transferred to the representative of the city where the following competitions will take place in 4 years.
The motto of the Olympic Games is the Latin slogan: “Citius, Altius, Fortius!”. Translated into Russian, it means “Faster, Higher, Stronger!”. The role of the motto in the Olympics is to constantly remind everyone present what everyone here is gathered for.
The principle “The main thing is not victory, but participation” is the Olympic affirmation that appeared in 1896. The symbolism of the principle is that athletes in the event of their loss do not feel defeated. The purpose of it is that the participants of the competition did not fall into depression, and, on the contrary, found strength and even better prepared for the next Games.
The traditional oath is used 1920. These are words about the need to respect your rivals, to observe a sporting ethic. The oath is made not only by athletes, but also by judges and members of the evaluation commissions.
Of course, it is impossible to bypass the side and such a symbol of the Olympics as fire. The ritual comes from ancient Greece. The fire is lit directly in Olympia, then carried it to a special torch which, travelling across the world, arrives in the capital of the Olympic Games. It is necessary fire as a symbol to emphasize that sports competitions are an attempt to improve themselves, it is a fair struggle to win, as well as it is peace and friendship.
Medals are not only a reward, but also a certain symbol of the Games. They serve as a tribute to strong athletes and at the same time emphasize that all people are brothers, because on the podium there are representatives of different nationalities.
The opening ceremony is a must-have attribute of the Olympic Games. First, she sets the mood for the whole two weeks ahead. Second, it is a demonstration of the power of the host. Third, it is the opening ceremony that is the unifying force. It is connected with the fact that for her a parade of athletes, in which future rivals go alongside, shoulder to shoulder. The
changing symbol of the Olympics can be called the Talisman. After all, a new attribute is developed for each competition. It is sure to be approved in the IOC commission, chosen from several suggested options. The one on which, as a result, is patented and becomes a symbol of the Olympic Movement in a given year. The mascot must meet several requirements – reflect the spirit of the hostess country of the Olympics, bring good luck to athletes and create a festive atmosphere. Typically, the Olympic mascot is presented as an animal popular for the country where the competition takes place. In some cases, it can be executed as a fantastic creature.