TUESDAY TRIVIA: What Do the Olympic Rings Represent?

The 2020 Summer Olympics, postponed last year because of the pandemic, are scheduled to begin on July 23.

The Olympic symbol consists of five interlaced rings of equal dimensions in five different colors, which are, from left to right, blue, yellow, black, green and red.

What do the Olympic rings represent?

The inventor, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, said the design represents the unity of the five continents of the world that participated in the Olympics while the six colors are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at that time.

The five continents of the time were Africa, Asia, America (including North and South), Europe and Oceania. Oceania includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Some graphics of the symbol show the fifth continent as Australia.