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What do the five Olympic rings stand for? NBC 4’s consumer reporter Liz Crenshaw gets the background on this international symbol of unity and the spirit of competition.

Question: What exactly do the five Olympic rings stand for, and why are they used to represent the Olympic Games?

Answer: The Olympic Museum in Switzerland helped us with this answer. It says that the five Olympic rings represent the five continents that participate In the Olympic Games. The rings are interlaced together to show the “universality of Olympism” and the meeting of athletes from around the world during the Olympic Games. And the colors of the rings… which are blue, yellow, black, green and red… are supposed to represent all the different nations that compete.

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