Thursday, July 19, 2012

Olympic symbols

This term our inquiry topic is the Olympic Games. We will be taking a close look at the London games and also uncovering some of the amazing stories of the Olympics, both past and present.

The 5 olympic rings, better known as the olympic smybols represents the 5 inhabited continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, America, Australasia). The coloured version of the olympic symbols forms an olympic flag. Each of these colours represent the national colours from the 5 continents. For an, red and white are from New Zealand flag.
In 1914 the olympic flag was created...but in 1920 the flag was flown for the first time. Since then the flag has been flown in each celebration.

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