I’ve been glued to the TV the last couple of weeks watching the Olympics. I think ski cross might be my new favourite sport to watch — it’s totally crazy!!
Everywhere you look at the Olympics, you see the five-ring Olympic symbol:
The founder of the modern day Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, designed this symbol of the Olympic games in 1912. The five rings represent the five inhabited continents of the world: Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania (including Australia). And the ring colours on the white background represent the colours that appeared on all the national flags of the world at that time.
The Olympics bring the world together every two years. The colours of the Olympics bring the world together every day.
The blue roofs, water, and sky of Greece.
A cute wrinkly black Shar Pei from China.
The red sands of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The yellow wildflowers of the Simpson Desert National Park, Australia.
The rolling green hills of Ireland.
And some beautiful rooms in the colours of the world. Like a perfect Olympic performance, no commentary required…
I hope you’re enjoying the colours of the Olympics wherever in the world you are :-)