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1 Olympic Rings

2 Olympic Rings There are 5 Olympic rings – blue, black, red, green and yellow The 5 rings represent the 5 continents of the world They are used on the Olympic flag If you wanted to use them officially they have to be a particular shade and tone, unlike the pictures on the first slide

3 Olympic Rings The Olympic motto, in Latin: "Citius, Altius, Fortius"; which means, "Faster, Higher, Stronger

4 Olympic Rings They were designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games The rings are interlocked – meaning they are tied together or working together The rings are made using the colours which appear on most of flags in the world

5 Olympic Emblems Every Olympic games have their own emblem The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games emblem "Chinese Seal, Dancing Beijing“. It is written using Chinese calligraphy star is a symbol of the highest ambitions, the bars portray the speed of the contestants Click here for all the Olympic EmblemsOlympic Emblems

6 Olympic Emblems Here is the olympic emblem for London 2012 Not every one liked the emblem and some people made their own

7 London Emblems Can you make your own emblem? Imagine the Olympics will be held in Ireland, in your town! What design would you use?

8 Olympic Mascots Meet Wenlock and Mandeville Wenlock is the orange guy, he is named after the place where the first modern Olympic Games which took place, Much Wenlock in 1850. The blue guy is called Mandeville, he is named after the location of the first Paralympic Games - Stoke Mandeville in 1948. Discover more about Wendlock and Mandeville on their websitewebsite Find out why they have one eye! Why is Wenlock orange and Mandeville blue? There are yellow triangles on top of their heads. What do they stand for?

9 Olympic Mascots Every Olympic game has an emblem and they also have a mascot A mascot represents or stands for an aspect of the host country Can you guess which countries these mascots represent? Do you think they represent their country well? Find out more about then herehere

10 Olympic Mascots This is Amik - mascot of the 1976 Olympic Summer Games in Montreal, Canada Amik is a beaver. Amik’s name comes from the Algonquian language, Amik means beaver. The beaver symbolizes hard work. Task: find out more about Olympic Mascots Design your own mascot and write about it Why do you think so much money is invested in the design and story of the mascot today? Maybe a look at the Mendeville and Wenlock’s website will help you! Clue: Commercialisation – who is it targeted at?

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