The Olympic flag has five intertwined rings.

There is one ring for a group of countries from different parts of the world. At least one of the colours of the rings is found on the flag of every country in the world.

The flag is carried into the arena in the Opening Ceremony and flies on the flagpole until the Games are ended.

The Olympic flag is carried into the arena during the opening ceremony.

The Olympic flag is carried into the arena during the opening ceremony.

At the end of an Olympics, the mayor of the host-city presents an Olympic flag to the mayor of the next host-city and it is kept in the town hall of the next host-city until the next Olympic Games.

Who designed the Olympic flag?

The flag was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and was first used at the Olympic Games of 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.  

Watch a video of the raising of an Olympic flag.