What happened to the first Olympic flag?
In 1997, at a banquet hosted by the US Olympic Committee, a reporter was interviewing him and the reporter mentioned that the IOC had not been able to find out what had happened to the original Olympic flag. … For 77 years the flag was stored away in the bottom of his suitcase.
When was the Olympic flag raised?
In 1920 at the Games in Antwerp, the Olympic flag was raised for the first time in an Olympic stadium. It was again Pierre de Coubertin who had the idea. He presented it at the Olympic Congress in Paris in 1914, but the First World War prevented the 1916 Games from being held in Berlin.
In which month and year the Olympic flag was first solemnly inaugurated?
The Olympic flag, created in 1993 at the suggestion of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was solemnly inaugurated in Paris in June 1914 but it was raised over an Olympic stadium for the first at Antwerp Games (Belgium) in 1920.
What are the Olympic flags?
The Olympic flag presented by Coubertin in 1914 is the prototype: it has a white background, and in the centre there are five interlaced rings—blue, yellow, black, green, and red. The blue ring is farthest left, nearest the pole.
What is the meaning of Citius?
“Citius, Altius, Fortius” is the motto of the Olympic Games; an event that symbolizes unity and exuberance of the human spirit. These three Latin words mean “Swifter, Higher, Stronger.” Baron de Coubertin borrowed the motto from Father Henri Martin Dideono, the headmaster of Arcueil College in Paris.