Summer Olympic Games of 2016 start today in Rio. If you have not seen the Rio 2016 logo yet – you will get used to it in the following two weeks. The logo of this year’s Olympic Games has been positively commented by the designer’s community due to its playfulness and the choice of color.
Olympic Games have been held since the ancient times in Greece. In modern times, however, people started playing them only since 1896.
Modern Olympic logos
Along with the modern Olympic Games came their corresponding logos. In 1912 we see the introduction of the Olympic rings, designed by Pierre de Coubertin. Every logo (except for the 1924 logo) consists of the Olympic flag with the Olympic rings – which contain the six colors of the national flags of countries which competed in the first Games – as well as of the host country’s unique design.
Here is a collection of Summer Olympic Games’ logos from 1924 until 2020.
Which logo do you like best?
1924 Paris, France
1932 Los Angeles, USA
1936 Berlin, Germany
1948 London, UK
1952 Helsinki, Finland
1956 Melbourne, Australia
1960 Rome, Italy
1964 Tokyo, Japan
1968 Mexico City, Mexico
1972 Munich, Germany
1976 Montreal, Canada
1980 Moscow, USSR
1984 Los Angeles, USA
1988 Seoul, South Korea
1992 Barcelona, Spain
1996 Atlanta, USA
2000 Sydney, Australia
2004 Athens, Greece
2008 Beijing, China
2012 London, UK
2016 Rio, Brazil
2020 Tokyo, Japan
Image source: Colorlib and Wikipedia
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