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Current IOC President
His Excellency Thomas Bach – Germany
2013 to Present
THE OLYMPIC SYMBOL
Designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the Olympic symbol (the rings) represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games in a spirit of fair competition and good friendship. The symbol consists of five interlocking rings: blue, black and red on the top; yellow and green on the bottom. At least one of the colours of the Olympic symbol can be found in the flags of each country in the world. Contrary to popular belief, the colours do not represent the continents. Of the Olympic symbol, Baron Pierre de Coubertin said,
“these five circles stand for the five regions on Earth that reconcile with Olympism. It is an authentic Olympic symbol”.