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(Winter Olympics asks "Ji") Why is the flag hung during the Winter Olympics a substitute?

  China News Service, Shijiazhuang, December 10th. Speaking of the Olympic Games flag, what did you think of for the first time?

Is it a rectangular flag made up of 5 Olympic rings?

But did you know that the flags hung during the Winter Olympics are actually substitutes?

  Here's how it happened: In 1913, the Olympic flag was set at the suggestion of "Father of the Olympics" Pierre de Coubertin.

In 1914, at the Paris Olympic Congress, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the International Olympic Committee, the flag was raised for the first time.

  In 1916, the 6th Olympic Games, originally scheduled to be held in the German capital Berlin, was forced to stop due to the outbreak of the First World War in July 1914.

The First World War, which lasted four years, not only caused an unprecedented disaster in human history, but also caused huge losses to the Olympic Movement. More than 30 Olympic athletes died on the battlefield, including outstanding athletes who won Olympic medals. .

  Until 1920, the 7th Olympic Games were held in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Belgian Olympic Committee embroidered the same flag that was raised during the Olympic Games and presented it to the International Olympic Committee after the meeting to become the official flag of the International Olympic Committee.

  Since then, the Olympic Games flag has become custom-made, displayed by each host city at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, and preserved by the host city of the Olympic Games.

However, the flags hung on the main stadium during the game are substitutes, and the authentic ones have been preserved.

  In 1952, the city of Oslo, Norway hosted the 6th Winter Olympics.

The city of Oslo presented the Winter Olympics flag to the International Olympic Committee, and the methods of handover, preservation and use are exactly the same as those of the Summer Olympics.

Since then, the flag hung during the Winter Olympic Games has also been a substitute.

  With the development of the Olympic movement, the Olympic Five Rings logo has become the most widely recognized Olympic Games logo in the world.

(Collated by Pei Guorong)

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